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Medical Students Opportunities


As a major academic medical center and teaching hospital, UPMC McKeesport has been committed to the education of physicians for over 100 years. One component of that commitment is UPMC McKeesport's involvement in the clinical education of medical students. We are a primary-care training site for 3rd and 4th Year the University of Pittsburgh, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) medical students. 

Unfortunately, we are unable to take students on Clerkships without an affiliation agreement in place. New affiliation agreements take approximately 9-12 months.

Clerkship Details

Housing/Parking: Our housing is free and is located inside the Hospital. Housing is arranged on a first-come basis since there is one room available to share between FM and IM rotations. The room includes a private bathroom with a shower. Housing is for those students who live 35 miles or more from McKeesport PA. Parking is free in the garage and medical students are given an ID badge for access during their rotation. Students are also given UPMC Network access.

Resources: The hospital and FM outpatient centers all utilize Electronic Medical Records and have Wi-Fi available throughout. UpToDate access accessible throughout the hospital.

FM Rotation Information

The Family Medicine Rotation for medical students typically consists of both inpatient and outpatient experiences and can be tailored to individual needs. Both the UPMC McKeesport Hospital and Latterman Family Health Center utilize Electric Health Records and have WiFi available throughout.

Family Medicine Inpatient: Medical students are immersed in the family medicine inpatient teaching service. The team consists of a family medicine attending and senior and junior residents. Each morning there is a morning report, teaching rounds, and follow-up on assigned patients. Daily conferences are held at the hospital, which include grand rounds, journal clubs, and CPCs. The student is encouraged to attend these conferences.

Family Medicine Outpatient: The Latterman Family Health Center (LFHC) is the Outpatient Center where residents see their continuity patients. The medical student works with residents and attendings, sees patients, and is precepted by the family medicine attendings. The Family Health Center provides a wide spectrum of services for the community including Adult Care, Women's Health, Obstetrics, Family Planning, Sports Medicine, as well as Pediatrics. Students receive a well-rounded outpatient experience at the LFHC Center.

Didactics: Wednesday afternoons at the LFHC Center are core lectures and workshops on various topics specific to primary care. OMM is monthly.

Community Opportunities: The residency program has always maintained a strong commitment to improving the overall healthcare needs of the community. There are opportunities for students to participate in community medicine programs and visit community agencies and healthcare clinics; i.e., The 9th Street Clinic, Center for Victims. Also as part of the rotation, arrangements can be made for the student to make a home visit with the family medicine attending who specializes in geriatrics.