Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program

Why Pittsburgh

What’s so great about a fellowship in Pittsburgh?

You can afford to live in this town. Think: quaint urban apartments in turn-of-the-century row houses — or modern high rises. You could lay your tired head down at night in an affordable neighborhood that is a 10- to 20-minute walk from Pitt’s medical campus.

It’s beautiful. Pittsburgh’s “Point” sits at the vortex of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers. Take one of our two Inclines up to nearby Mt. Washington to see the city’s majestic gold bridges that suture Pittsburgh’s North and South Shores to the Downtown Golden Triangle.

Name a hobby or interest. We’ve got it. Biking and hiking trails abound. PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, offers you the most beautiful city view of any baseball park in America. Rent a personal kayak for a few hours to paddle on the Allegheny. Or if it’s a more creative adventure you seek, visit our Cultural District. Its world-class theaters and productions, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, art exhibitions, and restaurants will not disappoint. And last but not least, the Carnegie Museum’s dinosaur collection is one of the largest and finest in the world. You and your kids will love it. Tell them Dippy sent you.

Hollywood loves us. Call us “Hollywood on the Mon” (for Monongahela). Tom Hanks was spotted multiple times in Oakland while the film You Are My Friend, starring Hanks as Mr. Rogers, was being produced. We have a big film industry — The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Flashdance (1983), and the Night of the Living Dead (1968), to name just a few.

Pittsburgh Claims to Fame

Once called the “Comeback City” by Forbes, Pittsburgh is globally renowned for transforming itself from a steel town to a burgeoning Med-Ed economy.

Mr. Rogers really did live here. His real neighborhood was Oakland, home of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Jonas Salk developed the polio vaccine in 1954 at the University of Pittsburgh

We are the City of Bridges — more than 440 of them, in fact, surpassing Venice, Italy, and the rest of the world, for that matter.

At A Glance

City population: 302,407

Pittsburgh metro area population: 2.36 million

Largest nongovernmental employer: UPMC

Percentage of people 25 years and older with bachelor’s degree or higher: 40.7%

Recent Press and Accolades

These are the top 15 U.S. cities to launch your career
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Pittsburgh Accolades
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Fast, First and Fun Facts About Pittsburgh
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These Are the Top 10 Most Liveable Cities in America
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Best of Pittsburgh City Guide 2018
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Pittsburgh Named Best U.S. City for Millenials by
(, June 7, 2018)

5 Budget-Friendly Alternatives to a Big Apple Vacation
(US News, Jan. 10, 2018)

Pittsburgh: The Comeback
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America’s Hottest Food City

Pittsburgh is a vibrant city that offers affordable living, distinctive neighborhoods, and an abundance of leisure activities. Located where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers form the Ohio River, the Pittsburgh region boasts a population of over 2.6 million people and combines the amenities of a large city with the friendly feel of a small town. Safe neighborhoods, great restaurants, and an exciting art and music scene make Pittsburgh a great place to live.  

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Karen G. Scandrett, MD
Program Director

Phone: (412) 802-8615
Fax: (412) 692-2370


Janet Parham
Senior Department Manager

Phone: (412) 802-8615
Fax: (412) 692-2370


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

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Division of Geriatric Medicine
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Kaufmann Medical Building, Suite 500
3471 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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