Family Medicine Residency Program

Structure & Setting


  • In August, the fellowship hosts 7 sessions per week (3.5 day/week) for an intensive 4-week Summer Seminar Series.
  • Beginning in September:
    • Longitudinal Fellows’ Seminar on Thursday afternoons
    • Twice monthly Integrated Fellowship Seminars with general internal medicine and pediatric medical education fellows
  • Longitudinal individualized mentored activities in:
    • Research and Scholarship
    • Clinical Care
    • Administrative and Management
    • Teaching and Learning
    • Professional Development and Leadership
  • Faculty Development Fellows have collaborative training with pharmacy residents and geriatric fellows

The Setting

  • Seminars are primarily held at UPMC St. Margaret Hospital Conference Center.
  • Fellows get exposure to underserved, full spectrum, family medicine patients in outpatient and inpatient settings:
    • Outpatient Family Health Centers:​
      • UPMC St Margaret Lawrenceville​
      • UPMC St Margaret Bloomfield-Garfield​
      • UPMC St Margaret New Kensington​
      • UPMC Shadyside​
      • UPMC McKeesport
    • Inpatient Sites:
      • UPMC St Margaret
      • UPMC Shadyside

Spending time at the three fully accredited, acute care, community teaching hospitals benefits the fellows by working with diverse faculty mentors, family medicine residents, patients, and curricula. All three locations serve patients of varying socioeconomic status and ethnicity including poor, minority and underserved patients.


Faculty Development Fellows are part of the Department of Family Medicine and participate in teaching activities at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine including:

  • Medical Interviewing courses
  • Physical Exam courses
  • Clerkship Lectures
  • Single day courses for dermatology, procedures, ward-readiness
  • Many additional opportunities


The fellows have access to citywide network of resources including a variety of local, general and specialty hospitals, private physician offices, University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.