Residency Program

Internal Medicine Residency

All UPMC Presbyterian, Shadyside, and Mercy Internal Medicine residents complete a month-long geriatrics experience. This rotation allows the residents to gain experience in caring for geriatric patients in an acute care setting, in both a primary care and consultative role, as well as in nursing home, home-based, and outpatient care settings.

Internal Medicine Residency – Geriatrics Track

In addition, the Internal Medicine Residency Programs offers an innovative Geriatrics Track, directed by Dr. Karen Scandrett. The Geriatrics Track allows 5-9 residents to “major” in geriatrics, gaining a comprehensive clinical experience rooted in geriatric medicine.

Advanced geriatrics rotations require residents to care for panels of patients in both home-based and long-term care settings, offering the residents the opportunity for in-depth care experiences that they may otherwise not encounter. The program also requires the residents’ attendance at a weekly lecture that addresses topics specific to the complex issues of geriatric care.

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Division of Geriatric Medicine
Academic Administrative Office

Kaufmann Medical Building, Suite 500
3471 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Senior Care Institute