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EDUCATION AND TRAINING


Division Education and Training Pages


Education


MEDICAL STUDENTS

Department of Medicine faculty play an active role in the education of medical students, contributing nearly a quarter of the total teaching effort for medical students, a larger share than any other single department.

Department of Medicine faculty have designed and actively direct some of the most highly evaluated courses in the School of Medicine.  

Faculty also serve the medical school in the form of additional leadership and education responsibilities, including:

Faculty are also committed to research education in a number of ways:


RESIDENTS

The Internal Medicine Residency Program serves as an educational model for providing breadth and depth of educational opportunities. The program is well recognized for its ability to provide individualized training for each future physician, while maintaining a focus on core knowledge and skills development. We do this by offering multiple clinical career tracks:

Generalist
Global Health and Underserved Populations
Women’s Health
Geriatrics

We also embrace our responsibility in training the next generation of medical researchers by offering rigorous research tracks:

Clinical Scientist
International Scholars
ABIM Research Pathway

Our residency program attracts increasingly outstanding and diverse candidates from highly regarded institutions around the world. Applicants cite the relationship between residents and faculty, with multiple opportunities for mentoring, as one of our standout qualities. Applicants also appreciate the support of the Chair and Vice Chairs in promoting outstanding educational experiences within one of the top healthcare systems in the country. 


BASIC AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH TRAINING

We recognize the importance of competing for federal training grants and its role in making the Department of Medicine a hub for research training. Nationally recognized strength in research training is critical in the recruitment of promising young research scientists and physician scientists, the mechanism by which the Department builds its scientist pipeline. Thanks to our commitment to excellence in research training and our strong emphasis on federal training grants, the Department's Divisions and individuals have been extremely successful in receiving federal funding to support research training.

Training Grants and NRSA Awards

The Department of Medicine leads a number of T32 training grants. Click the links below to navigate to each Division's T32 program information.

In addition to programmatic training grants, the Department's junior investigators, under the mentorship of our seasoned faculty, have several individual National Research Service Awards (NRSA), VA Career Development Awards, and Foundation training grants. 

Career Development Awards for Junior Faculty (K-Awards)

The Department facilitates grant writing courses to enable junior investigators to secure federally funded Career Development Awards. The department faculty have 28 current K awards from the NIH. In addition, the department is home to the Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE), which is the University of Pittsburgh's premier clinical and translational research training program as well as the Research Education and Career Development Core of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). The ICRE offers several degree programs (e.g., certificate, MS, and PhD in Clinical and Translational Science, and a certificate and MS in Medical Education) as well as multiple training and career development programs (e.g., TL1, KL2, K12 Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Scholars Program).