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Program Overview - What Makes us Unique?
The Rochester Approach to Medical Education
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.
The Five Keys To Making It Work
- A learning environment where everyone is as comfortable acknowledging what they don't know as sharing what they do know
- Consistent practice of the biopsychosocial approach to patient care which was first articulated here in Rochester many years ago and demands that we never lose sight of the whole patient
- Emphasis on the growth of residents as teachers
- Active engagement of the residents in continuously improving the residency program
- The residents themselves; an extraordinary group of young physicians who genuinely care as much about each others' learning as they do about their own and support each other every step of the way