Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

  Division of General Internal Medicine

Program for Health Care to Underserved Populations

"There was something appealing to me about health care that isn't based on profit, and doesn't revolve around the American dollar. This experience inspired me. It allowed me to see the side of health care that I want to be a part of. I really can't wait to go back.

I loved my experience."

Sabrina Kuiken, P2
Birmingham Free Clinic

Volunteer and Training Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteer attending and resident physicians, pharmacists, nurses, medical and pharmacy students, AmeriCorps National Service members, social workers, and lay volunteers continue to make up the cornerstone of our ability to provide clinical service to the community. These volunteers provided more than 3,500 hours of volunteer service to the community via the Birmingham and Women's Center Clinics this past year. Volunteer clinicians come from across the University and UPMC's disciplines and departments. In order to continue to provide the best possible care to our community's uninsured and underserved, PHCUP is always in need of:

PHCUP partners with additional community agencies and academic institutions throughout the Pittsburgh area to achieve its mission:

Training and Education and Service Learning

PHCUP continues to stand as a leader of unique and robust training and service-learning opportunities for health professional students, interns, and residents to experience the rewards and challenges of providing health care to vulnerable groups in their community. Students and residents work side-by-side with faculty volunteers, witnessing the commitment of attending-level clinicians to the community and the value of an interdisciplinary, team approach to care. Curriculum rotations are available at PHCUP clinics for students from the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing, as well as for residents from Internal Medicine, the Internal Medicine Global Health Residency Track and Internal Medicine program at UPMC Shadyside.

PHCUP volunteer attendings provide more than 2,900 annual hours of precepting time to providers in training.

For more information about volunteering or training opportunities, please contact Mary Herbert, Clinical Director, at