The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Presbyterian (UPMC-Presbyterian) is a 650-bed academic medical center, dedicated to exemplary patient care, outstanding education of health care professionals, and advanced biomedical research. UPMC's main campus, located in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, includes three hospitals and a number of buildings including the new bioscience towers, which house inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric programs. The Medical Center supports residencies in all major specialties and provides a full range of adult inpatient medical/surgical services, including the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and renowned specialty programs in transplantation, cardiology, neurosciences, occupational and environmental health, geriatrics and genetics.
In their first year of training, residents have rotations on the Trauma Service at UPMC Presbyterian, as well as in the CCU, step-down unit, and MICU or SICU.
More than 53,000 patients are seen in the UPMC-Presbyterian Emergency Department each year, and the facility is a designated Level-1 Regional Resource Trauma Center. The Emergency Department receives urgent referrals from a large portion of western Pennsylvania and the surrounding regions of West Virginia, eastern Ohio and western Maryland. The trauma center's affiliation with the Benedum Pediatric Trauma Program at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh---the University Affiliated Trauma Centers---makes it the region's only Level-1 trauma center serving both adults and children. Visit UPMC's website for more information.