Fellows meet four days a week in July and August for an intensive Summer Seminar Series. Beginning in September, the Fellows’ Seminar meetings Thursday afternoons. Fellows develop individualized research, clinical, administrative and management, teaching and learning, and professional development and leadership follow-up activities in consultation with faculty. Fellows train collaboratively with pharmacy residents and geriatric fellowship fellows. Fellows meet twice monthly with general internal medicine and pediatric medical education fellows for Integrated Fellowship Seminars.
The Faculty Development Fellowship thrives in the Department of Family Medicine, and at three fully accredited, acute care, community teaching hospitals that support five family health centers. Most fellowship didactic sessions take place in modern conference facilities at UPMC St. Margaret Lawrenceville Family Health Center (LFHC).
In addition to UPMC St. Margaret, fellows spend significant amounts of time teaching and working with faculty mentors at community hospital-based residency training sites at UPMC McKeesport and UPMC Shadyside. Fellows benefit from diverse faculty, residents, patient populations, organization culture, traditions, and distinctive curriculum innovations and strengths at each site.
In addition to seeing patients, fellows supervise residents who provide care to the underserved and the full family medicine spectrum of patients in hospitals and outpatient settings.
All three locations serve patients of varying socioeconomic status and ethnicity, and include a number of sites serving predominantly poor, minority and underserved patients.
Fellows are able to draw from a citywide network of resources that include a variety of local, general and specialty hospitals, private physician offices, University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.