Family Medicine Residency Program

University of Pittsburgh Faculty Development Fellowship

Our Mission

We develop Family Medicine educators to become master teachers, exemplary clinicians collaborative researchers, and effective leaders.


UPMC St. Margaret developed its Faculty Development Fellowship program in 1982 to help with the shortage of fellowship-trained family physician faculty nationwide, especially in community hospital settings. Our fellowship is recognized as one of the leading programs in the country and has graduated more fellows than any other full-time program.

Now based in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, our Fellowship has grown from one fellow to six per year. Fellows gain clinical and teaching experience from the department's distinctively different community hospital-based residency training sites. They benefit from access to the university’s rich resources for graduate education, research, grant development, and mentoring. Fellows may obtain a Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science in Medical Education (MS) or Master of Science in Clinical (MS). Tuition assistance is available.

The applicant must be a board-certified graduate of an approved family medicine residency program or have comparable clinical experience and an interest in part-time or full-time teaching in family medicine.

The fellowship offers a stipend and benefits that are highly competitive with similar fellowship programs, and appropriate to the previous training and experience of each fellow.

The experienced faculty of the Family Medicine Fellowship Program includes board-certified physicians in family medicine. Since July 1998, regular teaching faculty from other University of Pittsburgh Medical Center residency programs have enhanced the fellowship.



"My directors worked with me, trained me, and transferred their experience to me wholeheartedly, so I could grow with confidence in the professional path I have chosen.  I would highly recommend the fellowship to any colleague who would like to excel in medical education."

- Quynh Chu, MD; Class of 2018