Why I Chose Rochester Internal Medicine

Applicants choose Rochester Internal Medicine for many reasons. We thought you might be interested in the thoughts of a number of our current residents:

"As both an undergraduate and medical student at the University of Rochester, I was deeply impressed by the competence, kindness, and happiness of the Medicine residents at URMC. The culture of collaboration and focus on both resident education and humanistic patient care is perpetuated by every entering intern class, and reinforced by a supportive and feedback-receptive Program/Departmental leadership. The Medicine residents run our hospital, and I have no doubt that we develop a greater comfort with autonomy in clinical and teaching domains when compared to my colleagues at other institutions. Ultimately, my decision to stay at the UR was driven by the residents themselves; I have never met a group of colleagues so dedicated to taking care of each other." - Ben, Chief Resident

"If I had to create a perfect internal medicine residency, I don’t think I could have done a better job than the program already established at URMC. The whole environment at Strong is one that promotes learning and encourages enthusiasm for medicine at all levels of training. There is a true camaraderie amongst the residents, and I consider my peers to be not just colleagues but they are also some of my best friends. I feel challenged everyday, but supported at the same Doddtime. At URMC you get exposure to unique medical conditions and pathology and also experience the rigor of a large academic institution but with the friendliness and welcoming feel of a smaller community setting. Honestly, Rochester has the best of all worlds, and its no wonder that a lot of residents end up staying to train as fellows, and then practice as attendings." - Katie, PGY3


"Rochester has become a great place to call home. The internal medicine program is strong both academically and clinically, but even more so, a great place to learnBecky L and practice medicine. From my fellow residents, to the outstanding fellows and faculty, the nature of the work asks the most of us, but in a friendly atmosphere. And we can still go salsa dancing, snowboarding, biking, or camping pretty easily on our days off!" - Becky, PGY3

"It was easy for me to decide to come to Rochester for my medicine residency. The residents were all so friendly and willing to help each other. The attendings were approachable and seemed eager to teach. I knew the learning environment would be superb. Also, I was very pleased to hear about the program's emphasis on the biopsychosocial tradition." - Renee, PGY2

"One of the reasons I fell in love with URMC was the supportive and cooperative liz lycettresident family. The relationship between residents, administration, clinicians, and support staff creates well balanced, successful doctors that are competitive when they leave the program to the next step. URMC gives the well rounded education to open all doors to whatever direction you plan to go." - Liz, Chief Resident