Residents have their continuity practice for all three years at either Highland Family Medicine or Brown Square Community Health Center. Each site provides residents with a team-based group-practice experience. The hospital settings are a mix of university-based and community-based models.
Highland Family Medicine
This practice has grown to 20,000 patients from 7,000 families who come from neighborhoods throughout Rochester and represent the full spectrum of age, race, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We serve the underserved, with 50% of patient population on Medicaid; but also have socioeconomic diversity. Providing continuity care at this busy office are seven teams of faculty and resident physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, medical assistants, and secretaries, marriage & family therapists, psychologists. 5,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art classrooms were added in 2012. Additional onsite resources include an immunization outreach worker, chronic disease case managers, a depression care manager, a Family Planning team, a social worker, an OB/Gyn and a family physician with Sports Medicine training. Two FM faculty & OB/Gyn do colposcopies on site. HFM’s immunization- and lead-tracking programs have been recognized by local medical and public health officials as the best in Rochester. Highland Family Medicine has been recognized as a National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Level 3 site.
Brown Square Community Health Center
Up to six residents develop their three-year continuity practices at the Brown Square Community Health Center. It's one of three locations that make up Anthony Jordan Health Services, a federally funded Public Health Service Section 330 community health center. About 10 minutes from Highland Hospital, the center provides comprehensive health care to the indigent, working poor, the uninsured, and some HMO participants. Additionally it serves a large refugee population, many of whom have very recently arrived in Rochester. Patients represent diverse heritages, including African-American, Caribbean, Italian, Puerto Rican, Southeast Asian (Vietnamese, Cambodian, Burmese), African (Somali, Sudanese, Liberian), and Eastern European. Brown Square provides medical, dental, and support services, including on-site mental health services, a dietitian, a perinatal outreach worker, and HIV case management.
Highland Hospital (HH)
Highland Hospital is a 268-bed community hospital affiliated with the University of Rochester. It's the Family Medicine Program's home hospital, where the majority of inpatient training occurs. A collaborative group of generalists and specialists provide a broad range of teaching. There are resident rooms on the 4th through 7th floors with lab and internet access. Residents rotate through medicine, ICU, OB/GYN and emergency medicine at Highland.
Strong Memorial Hospital (SMH)
Strong Memorial Hospital is a 722-bed tertiary care center that is the main teaching hospital for the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, with residency programs in most fields. The medical school library is located here. Our training at Strong includes one inpatient and one outpatient pediatric rotation and part of psychosocial medicine. Residents can do many subspecialty electives at this site.
Rochester General Hospital (RGH)
Rochester General Hospital is a 547-bed private teaching hospital with an independent residency program in OB/GYN and a university program in pediatrics. It has a busy emergency department and a Level II nursery. Residents do several rotations there in the pediatric emergency/outpatient and the special care nursery. Both staff and community attendings admit to the pediatric service; all special care nursery infants have a neonatologist as attending. Electives include radiology and orthopaedics. The library includes practical videotapes on casting, suturing, and other hands-on skills.