Third Year

Altoona Family Physicians Inpatient Medicine Service -  1 month
  • One to two senior residents and three Interns
  • Supervise the interns and second-year resident
  • Daily teaching and interdisciplinary rounds
  • Run codes and rapid responses
  • Perform admissions
Emergency Medicine - 1 month
  • Work with the attendings in the ED for triage and disposition of patients
  • Level II Trauma Center, stroke center, and cardiac center
  • Work a variety of shifts

Work with local specialists in each of these areas in inpatient and outpatient settings.

Transitional Care Medicine and Health Quality Literacy - 1 month
  • Work with health care registries and measures to improve health care quality
  • Assist the night float team with their responsibilities in the evenings
  • See hospital follow up patients in the office
Night Float - 2 weeks
  • Supervise the intern and second-year resident on all services
  • Perform admissions
  • Run codes and rapid responses
Orthopedics - 1 month
  • Work with two local orthopedic groups
  • Perform joint injections and musculoskeletal focused physical exams
  • Able to work with Altoona Curve (AA affiliate of Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Work with family physicians who have completed sports medicine fellowships
  • Work in dedicated musculoskeletal clinic in our family medicine office to learn point-of-care ultrasound
Pediatrics - 1 month
  • One senior resident and one to two interns
  • Typically coordinate care for 10 to 14 pediatric patients on service
  • Admit all pediatric patients
  • See pediatric patients in outpatient clinics and attend pediatric cardiology clinic
  • Daily Teaching from local pediatricians
  • Perform newborn exams
  • Supervise intern
  • Perform circumcisions
  • Option to rotate at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Cardiology and Pulmonology - 1 month
  • Two weeks of each
  • Work with local cardiologists and pulmonologists in the inpatient and outpatient settings
Rural - 1 month

Spend time seeing patients at our rural outpatient office in Williamsburg

Elective - 14 weeks
  • Can choose from a wide variety of electives offered at UPMC Altoona as well as throughout the entire UPMC system
  • Can arrange international electives