Emergency Medicine Residency

About Us

The University of Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Residency was established in 1981 under the sponsorship of the Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Presbyterian-University Hospital (both now part of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center), and the Western Pennsylvania Hospital.  For more than 30 years, the combined resources of our institutions, with their outstanding teaching staffs and varied patient populations, have offered our residents opportunities and experiences available in few other programs.

Academic Program

In addition to clinical training, the residency provides opportunities in research, education, and administration.  Our residents continue their careers in all of these areas after graduation.


Emergency Medicine Residents participate in weekly conferences, monthly journal clubs, and core didactics.  


View the profiles of our program faculty and meet the smiling faces of the residency.



Clinical Sites

The Emergency Medicine residents rotate at UPMC's four main academic hospitals, UPMC Children's hospital, and a community hospital during PGY-3 year.  


The Emergency Medicine residents spend their 2nd and 3rd year working as a prehospital physician, including as a field and flight physician.