The ACGME recently approved the URMC Anesthesiology Residency Program to expand to a total of 68 residents, including our integrated clinical base year residents (CBY) and three clinical anesthesiology residents (CA1-3). We currently offer 16 categorical PGY-1 positions and 1 advanced PGY-2/CA-1 position in each match cycle
Message from the Chief Residents
Cory Jurgensmeier, MD
I grew up in a small farming community in Idaho and spent as much time as I could outdoors – skiing/snowboarding in the winter, and biking, fishing, and boating in the summer. An interest in health policy directed me to medical school in Washington, DC, at George Washington University. Anesthesiology completely fit who I was, and I was lucky enough to discover the program here at URMC. Choosing the University of Rochester was one of the easiest -and best- decisions that I have made. I wanted a program that produced well rounded graduates that were clinically competent and capable. I also wanted a program that understood that there is a life outside of residency and that these two lives are not mutually exclusive. Due to our residency class sizes, our call responsibilities are spread out sufficiently to keep the burden to a minimum – allowing me to spend quality time with my family. At the same time, we quickly meet all required case requirements, allowing ample elective time. Our attending pool is relatively small in relation to our program size, so we receive appropriate feedback and follow-up and are never lost in the numbers. If you are looking for a perfect program, this IS the one
Melanie Pittard, DO
I attended college in Colorado and medical school in Nevada. I have a love of the outdoors and I enjoy spending time with my family. When the time came to select a residency program, the University of Rochester was an easy choice. I wanted to train in a Level 1 trauma center with ample opportunities for exposure to a variety of complex cases including transplants. I also wanted a robust regional anesthesia experience. URMC has provided all of that and more. Our faculty are outstanding and a true strength to the program. Even though we are a large program, I never feel lost in the shuffle. For the most part, we meet our required case numbers during CA-2 year. This leaves ample time for electives. Overall, we work hard but we definitely have time to have a life outside of work. I have found Rochester to be a great place to live and raise a family. Schools are excellent. People here are genuinely nice and there is A LOT to do. I enjoy biking along the Erie Canal and numerous other outdoor activities. The Adirondacks and Finger Lakes are a short drive away. As a chief resident, I am very excited about interacting with applicants to the program and sharing more about what Rochester has to offer!
Tarun Subrahmanian, MD
I grew up in South Florida and graduated from University Miami School of Medicine, so I when I “took my talents from South Beach” to Rochester - let’s just say my first winter here was an eye opening experience! Once I bought a real winter coat, I really began to appreciate the city of Rochester, and I’ve enjoyed living here with my wife and daughter. With respect to our program, I believe we receive a rich clinical experience, and I feel confident in taking the skills I’ve learned here to an adult cardiothoracic fellowship next year. As a chief resident, I’ve had the privilege of being a liaison between the residents and our faculty and have enjoyed learning the ins and outs of a large academic program and how it functions. What I’m most looking forward to in my role as a chief resident is assisting in the recruitment process and meeting applicants to our program.