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
  • ENT/Ophthalmology/Urology - 1 month
    • 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