Program Overview - What Makes us Unique?

The Rochester Educational Tradition

We believe that the best way to learn medicine is one patient at a time. The individual patient is the focus of all rounds and conferences, which often take place at the patient's bedside—a hallmark of a Rochester residency. We create an environment unencumbered by hierarchy, and we promote and expect participation of all learners in an academically rigorous discussion.

State of the Art Medical Education

The Internal Medicine Residency has many unique curricular features. We are adopting a "6+2" block model in June of 2014, which will provide increased emphasis on ambulatory training in primary care medicine and in medical subspecialties; in addition, the block model will improve the experience of residents on inpatient rotations and electives and will add dedicated ambulatory and quality improvement education time. Additional detail about our block model can be found at this link: