Education and Training
The University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine has enjoyed a long tradition of educating young physicians and physician-scientists, providing the tools for a successful career in academic medicine.
The Department is proud of its more than 1,000 fellowship alumni who have gone on to excel in their roles as clinicians, educators, and investigators. Our fellowship programs have been strongly supported by federal funding for many years, attracting physicians from around the world. Incoming fellows enrich our programs by bringing with them a wide variety of clinical and research interests.
Specialty Fellowship Training
We offer a range of fellowship options in various specialties and sub-specialties. The following divisions offer specialty fellowship training, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, often with multiple tracks to best accommodate fellows’ interests and talents:
In addition, some Divisions offer intensive sub-specialty training, usually one-year programs, providing trainees the opportunity for deep mastery of a single clinical topic.
Sub-specialty Fellowship Programs:
- Transplant Hepatology (Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition)
- IBD (Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition)
- Pulmonary Transplant (Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine)
- Sleep Medicine (Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine)
- Hospice and Palliative Medicine (General Internal Medicine)
- Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant (Cardiology)
- Interventional Cardiology (Cardiology)
- Electrophysiology (Cardiology)
- Advanced Cardiac Imaging (Cardiology)
- Transplant Infectious Diseases (Infectious Diseases)
The Department of Medicine has established a number of joint training opportunities with partners, including other departments within the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, the UPMC healthcare system, and the National Institutes of Health.
- Allergy and Immunology Fellowship (Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine/Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC’s Division of Allergy and Immunology)
- Pitt-NIH Fellowship (Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine/Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health)
- Medicine – Pediatrics (General Internal Medicine)
- Infectious Diseases and Critical Care Medicine (Infectious Diseases/Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine)
- Geriatric-Palliative Combined (Geriatric Medicine/UPMC Hospice and Palliative Medicine)