Emily Harker, MD (She/Her)

  • PGY-3

(Pittsburgh is) a perfect place for dogs so if you’ve been thinking about getting a pup definitely do it. 

- Emily Harker, MD 

About Me

Hometown: Mentor, Ohio
College/University: Case Western Reserve University  
Medical School: University of Michigan 
What are your career goals?
Pediatric Emergency Fellowship with plan for 50/50 working in adult and pediatric hospitals
What did you do the summer before internship?
Not much - thank you covid. Hung out with my husband and our pup
What do you like to do outside of medicine? 
Hiking, camping, Weight lifting/Olympic lifting, trying new restaurants

Reflections on the Pitt EM Program

What were you looking for in a residency program? 
Seeing patients at multiple sites to prepare me for wherever I would work afterword. Good location and great people. Strong ultrasound program. 
What are the strengths of the Pitt EM program? 
People, EMS program, Variety of clinical sites and patient populations. 
Tell us about your residency classmates! How long did it take to connect?
September month was a great time to take time that we all had off to really get to know my classmates - we spent a whole weekend together at deep creek. 
What surprised you most about Pitt/UPMC?
How different the hospitals can be despite being so close

About Pitt EM and Pittsburgh

What do you like best about living in Pittsburgh/Western PA?
They’re basically the midwest despite what everyone says so everyone is very friendly with plenty to do in the city with plenty of outdoor activity and hiking close by.
Where did you choose to live, and why?
Mount Washington. I wanted to be in city limits. My husband and I bought a house and selection was somewhat limited due to covid but we found a great place right by a dog park, hiking trail, never have to worry about parking and we have a very good sized back yard which was harder to find in between the rivers. 
Based on your experiences, what advice would you give to incoming applicants about moving to the 'Burgh?
It’s a perfect place for dogs so if you’ve been thinking about getting a pup definitely do it.