Family Medicine Residency Program

Second Year Curriculum

To further emphasize outpatient medicine, a greater variety of experiences becomes available in the second year. In addition to rotations in women’s health, sports medicine, and cardiology, residents have two blocks of elective time to pursue areas of personal interest. Time in the Family Health Centers also expands, with an average of three to four sessions per week. While night call responsibilities decline, teaching duties to first year residents and medical students increase.


Second Year Rotations

  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Sports Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Inpatient Pediatrics
  • ​Pediatric ER
  • Senior Night Float
  • Geriatric Inpatient Teaching Service
  • Family Health Center Outpatient
  • Medication Management
  • Teaching Selective
  • Elective (x 2)


Longitudinal Experiences

  • Family Health Center 3 or 4 sessions/week
  • Daily Behavioral Sciences
  • Community Medicine Project / Scholarly Project
  • Nursing Home and Home Visit Program
  • Direct observation/videotaping with behavioral health faculty and with advisor/mentor
  • Regular contact with faculty advisor


Other Second Year Experiences

  • PALS
  • ALSO
  • ATLS/NALS (optional)
  • Second-Year Retreat
  • Optional Area of Concentration (AOC)
  • Merit Seminar
  • Family Practice Refresher Course
  • School Sports Physicals
  • Global Health Track


"UPMC St. Margaret combines a strong teaching faculty with great clinical experiences. St. Margaret's residents and faculty work well together in a friendly learning environment."

- Radha Mahale, M.D.