Through its affiliation with UPMC, the School of Medicine offers students opportunities for clinical training, educational experiences, and research in virtually any medical specialty. Although legally separate and distinct entities, the School of Medicine and UPMC share mutual interdependence and a synergy that is reflected in a common commitment to excellence in education, research, and clinical care.
As an integrated global health enterprise and one of the nation’s leading academic health care systems, with $23 billion in revenues, UPMC integrates 92,000 employees; more than 6,300 affiliated physicians, including more than 5,000 employed by the health system and 1,486 who are also full-time faculty of the School of Medicine; 40 tertiary care, specialty, and community hospitals; as well as specialized outpatient facilities, cancer centers, rehabilitation facilities, retirement and long-term care facilities, imaging services, doctors’ offices, and a health insurance plan covering more than 4 million members.
As of August 1, 2021, the UPMC Medical Education Program has 1,497 medical residents and 448 clinical fellows in programs approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, plus five clinical fellows in other programs.
U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside among the nation’s best hospitals in many specialties and ranks UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh on its Honor Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.
The core of the health system is located in the Oakland, Shadyside, and Lawrenceville neighborhoods of Pittsburgh, where the following health care facilities are interwoven with University of Pittsburgh facilities: UPMC Presbyterian, UPMC Montefiore, Eye and Ear Institute, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is one of the largest integrated community networks of cancer physicians and health care specialists in the United States and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Western Pennsylvania, providing patients the latest advances in cancer research, prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment.
UPMC’s clinical programs have earned international recognition, drawing patients from around the world. In addition, the medical center is now transporting its expertise to other countries, including Italy (where it manages the Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies in Palermo) and Ireland, as well as ventures in China and Kazakhstan.
The mission of UPMC Transplant Services is to foster a multidisciplinary approach to the advancement of the clinical, scientific, and social aspects of transplant to improve the lives of patients with end-stage organ failure and their families. The UPMC Liver Transplant Program leads the nation in overall number of liver transplants performed from living donors. Two-thirds of all living-donor transplant procedures in Pennsylvania are performed at UPMC.
In recognition of its leadership in using information technology to improve clinical outcomes and efficiency, UPMC was named one of the country’s “Most Wired” health systems for the 23rd consecutive year—the only health care organization to be consistently recognized with that distinction during that time frame—according to the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).
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