Education and Training
The Section of Hospital Medicine is dedicated to providing outstanding education and training to our residents, fellows and medical students. The Division, alongside the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, offers multiple training opportunities. Hospitalists serve as teaching attendings in the General Internal Medicine Residency Program, which is one of the top programs in the country with a commitment to training the next generation of leaders in medicine.
The following training opportunities are available for physicians who have completed their residency training:
- General Internal Medicine Fellowship – The Division offers two distinct Fellowship programs—one designed for clinician-educators, and the other for clinician-researchers, covering the two major career paths for academic generalists. Both are nationally prominent, competitive two-year programs designed to prepare future leaders and innovators in academic general internal medicine. The majority of fellows complete a master’s degree in Medical Education or Clinical Research. Whether a fellow is in the Academic Clinician-Educator Scholars (ACES) or Clinician-Researcher fellowship program, they have the opportunity to focus on a specific area of interest, or a “track”—one of which is a Hospital Medicine track. The goal of the Hospital Medicine track is to train physician leaders, educators, and researchers in providing excellent and comprehensive inpatient care. The curriculum is designed to provide hands-on experiences in inpatient care, training in medical education and research, and opportunities to learn quality improvement techniques and to develop a focus on research and education in one area of inpatient care.
- Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship – This 1-2-year fellowship is designed to train leaders, educators, or investigators in palliative medicine. Options for a master’s degree in Medical Education or Clinical Research are available.
Master’s Degree Programs
Master’s degree programs in Medical Education and Clinical Research are available through the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE). Programs are geared toward medical students, residents, doctoral students, and other graduate students. The ICRE focuses on the training and career development of clinical and translational scientists at each stage, ranging from brief experiences in research to participation in doctoral degree programs.
Quality and Patient Safety Training Opportunities
- Donald D. Wolff, Jr. Center for Quality, Safety, and Innovation – This center provides quality improvement leadership, education, and support infrastructure to health care professionals across the system.
- The Jewish Healthcare Foundation – This program operates with the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative and Health Careers Futures to develop and manage programs, research, training, and grants.
Leadership Training Opportunities
- University of Pittsburgh Academy of Master Educators – This service offers one-on-one consulting that pairs faculty with a mentor to help improve teaching through direct consultation and observation.
- University of Pittsburgh, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business – The Katz Graduate School of Business offers a One-Year MBA Program where diversity is one of its greatest strengths with classes composed of physicians, engineers, attorneys and entrepreneurs.
- Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine for Women – This is a year-long, part-time fellowship program for women faculty in schools of medicine, dentistry, and public health.
- Society of Hospital Medicine – This society provides educational resources that promote clinical competence, patient care, and professional growth.
- American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) – ACPE focuses on improving patient care through advancing physician leadership along with transforming health care organizations and physician careers.