Second Year

  • Altoona Family Physicians Inpatient Medicine Service -  1 month
    • One to two senior residents and three Interns
    • Supervise the interns
    • Daily teaching and interdisciplinary rounds
    • Run codes
    • Perform admissions
  • Cardiology and Pulmonology - 1 month
    • Two weeks of each
    • Work with local cardiologists and pulmonologists in the inpatient and outpatient settings
  • Dermatology - 1 month
    • Work closely with three local dermatologists
    • Perform full skin exams and a variety of skin procedures
    • Assist with Moh’s surgery
  • Geriatrics - 1 month
    • Rotate with the palliative medicine inpatient consult service
    • Work at local skilled nursing facilities
  • Gynecology -  1 month
    • Work with both our affiliated Family-Centered Obstetrics and Gynecology and our community gynecologists
    • Staff the Women’s Health and Wellness Center
    • Outpatient and surgical experience
  • ICU - 1 month
    • Includes Surgical/Trauma ICU, Cardiothoracic ICU, Medical ICU, and a Neurological ICU
    • Able to perform procedures such as intubation, central line placement, arterial line placement, chest tube insertion, and foley catheterization 
    • Work closely with intensivists and participate in daily interdisciplinary rounds
  • Night Float -  6 weeks
    • Supervise the intern on all services
    • Perform admissions
    • Run codes
  • Obstetrics -  1 month
    • Divided into alternating shifts of inpatient Labor and Delivery and outpatient responsibilities at the Pregnancy Care Center and Pregnancy Recovery Center
    • First assist on cesarean deliveries
    • AFP delivers 600 to 700 babies per year
  • Orthopedics - 1 month
    • Work with three local orthopedic groups
    • Perform joint injections, musculoskeletal focused physical exams
    • Able to work with Altoona Curve (AA affiliate of Pittsburgh Pirates)
    • Work with family physicians who have completed sports medicine fellowships
  • Pediatrics - 1 month
    • One senior resident and one to two interns
    • Typically coordinate care for 10 to 14 pediatric patients on service
    • Admit all pediatric patients
    • See pediatric patients in outpatient clinics and attend pediatric cardiology clinic
    • Daily Teaching from local pediatricians
    • Perform newborn exams
    • Supervise intern
    • Perform circumcisions
  • Elective - 6 weeks
    • Can choose from a wide variety of electives offered at UPMC Altoona as well as throughout the entire UPMC system
    • Can arrange international electives