Along with an excellent primary curriculum, we have a robust elective experience. Residents have 16 weeks of elective time during their second and third years (6 weeks as PGYII and 10 weeks as PGYIII). In addition to a full set of specialties and subspecialties at UPMC Altoona, residents are able to rotate anywhere within the UPMC system. Residents are also able to choose electives at away institutions (if not offered within the UPMC system) and travel abroad for international electives.;

Previous electives have included

  • Infectious disease
  • Gastroenterology
  • Vascular surgery
  • Rheumatology
  • Nephrology
  • Inpatient pediatrics
  • International electives
  • Neurology
  • Sports medicine
  • Palliative medicine
  • Gynecology
  • Many others