The resident is able to select three electives in preparation for their career plans. A wide array of electives can be performed at UPMC Altoona, but electives can also be arranged throughout the UPMC healthcare system.  We also permit the resident to do one "out of system" elective if desired, including at their PGY2 residency program.

Elective Choices

  • Neurology
  • Interventional Neurology
  • ENT 
  • Nephrology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Radiology 
  • Interventional Radiology 
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Research and Quality Improvement
  • Palliative Medicine
  • Anesthesia
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Ophthalmology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Pediatric Radiology at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Others at the discretion of the Program Director