Family Medicine Residency Program

Our Mission

The Family Medicine Residency Program at UPMC St. Margaret was established in 1971 – part of the first wave of family medicine programs established across the country. At the heart of the program is a community hospital run by Family Medicine residents. While Family Medicine is the only residency emanating from the hospital, academics are not compromised. Three plus hours of lecture and conference time are provided daily. The active involvement of medical students from various universities, a strong tie with the University of Pittsburgh, the coexistence of a unique and highly successful Family Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship and fellowships in Geriatrics and Sports Medicine all serve to enhance residency training.

Outpatient training in our three Family Health Centers (Lawrenceville, Bloomfield-Garfield, and New Kensington) is exceptional, as residents care for patients and their families within a multidisciplinary team approach. Residents work alongside faculty attendings, psychiatry and social work therapists, and clinical pharmacists - providing patient-centered care while serving the community and addressing social determinants of health. 

The Family Medicine Residency teaching staff espouses the goal of providing superior education in a pleasant, personally supportive environment. The hospital’s large core of Family Physicians in private practice is the most widely respected group on the UPMC St. Margaret medical staff and, hence, provides superb role models to emulate. On top of that, our location in Pittsburgh offers everyone a dynamic, culturally rich city in which to live.

This program is nationally recognized for individualized, superior training. The broad range of physicians and hospitals(Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, UPMC Magee Women's Hospital) adding to the education makes this program truly unique. Residents who come from all over the country graduate with special feelings for UPMC St. Margaret and its teachers. In turn, we all feel honored to have been part of the lives of more than 460 graduates.

Please feel free to explore this website as you visit the UPMC St. Margaret Family Residency, a special place for family medicine.