Strong Memorial Hospital
The University of Rochester Medical Center's Dermatology Residency Program is based at Strong Memorial Hospital—a 739-bed, Level I trauma center that serves as URMC's main teaching hospital. The hospital is a tertiary and quaternary care referral center for Upstate New York. It is accredited by The Joint Commission and has been consistently named one of America's best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Our Dermatology physicians and residents treat patients in modern inpatient and outpatient facilities. More than 13,000 dermatology outpatients are seen annually at Strong Memorial.
The Dermatology outpatient facility is located in the hospital's ambulatory care center, which opened in 1996. There are seven examination rooms, five state-of-the-art surgical procedure rooms, a clinical trials unit, and a phototherapy unit. Residents have their own offices—with dedicated computers—and a study area at the outpatient facility, where most of their time is spent. An electronic medical records system is used. The department also has a conference room that includes a dermatology library. The dermatology inpatient service is supervised by the second- or third-year resident on call.
Veterans Administration Clinic
The Rochester Outpatient VA Clinic, located five minutes from Strong Memorial Hospital, provides outpatient services for veterans in the Rochester area. The VA's Dermatology patients are evaluated by residents one half-day per week.
Monroe Community Hospital
Monroe Community Hospital is a state-of-the-art, 635-bed chronic-care facility for geriatric and chronically ill patients. A second- or third-year resident spends one half-day per week in the dermatology referral clinic, where they have the opportunity to see patients independently. Monroe Community Hospital is about five minutes away from Strong Memorial Hospital.
Our state-of-the-art satellite office at is located at 400 Red Creek Drive. Months were invested picking the site, working with architects to draft the layout, deciding on equipment as well as furniture and fabric. Our satellite office has 12 exam rooms, two nursing stations,4 procedure rooms, a phototherapy facility, and faculty and resident offices. We also have state-of-the-art lasers available at our new location, which enhances our resident training activities.