Program Highlights

Our program is dually accredited and approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), American Osteopathic Association (AOA), and American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP).

the residents

Our Residents

Our 8-8-8 residency program is the sole residency at UPMC Altoona, and we offer a broad clinical experience in an enriching academic environment with an emphasis on obstetrical, inpatient, and outpatient medicine. Residents spend ample time in the hospital and office while allowing for an appropriate work-life balance. 


Located across the street from UPMC Altoona, Altoona Family Physicians’ main clinic is the cornerstone of our program.  The clinic is a modern office complex specifically designed for the residency program that features its own CLIA/CAP-certified lab, procedure rooms, and counseling rooms. 

medical student opportunities

Medical Student Opportunities

Medical students from throughout the country seek us out to do sub/acting internships, family medicine rotations, rural medicine rotations, and electives.  Housing is provided at no cost for all rotations, and unlimited food in our cafeteria is provided for those rotating at our Altoona site.  

osteopathic curriculum

Osteopathic Curriculum

UPMC Altoona Family Physicians has received "Osteopathic Recognition" by the ACGME, which recognizes it for its outstanding Osteopathic education.

Wellness Curriculum

At UPMC Altoona Family Physicians, resident wellness is a priority. We introduce resident wellness during orientation, and this support continues throughout your residency.