Welcome from the Program Director

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Thank you for your interest in the Internal Medicine Residency programs at the University of Rochester-- we are extremely proud of them! Our residents learn by seeing a diverse patient population supported by outstanding faculty in an academically rigorous, collegial, and fun learning environment. Our residency has a number of unique strengths, including cutting-edge ambulatory training; a rich, collaborative research environment; and a tremendous group of residents. In addition, Rochester was recently ranked #1 of 306 communities for providing healthcare at the lowest cost per Medicare beneficiary, which helps our residents learn to practice very high value care. Our residents also benefit from the Rochester community itself, which is a wonderfully livable moderate-sized city offering a broad range of cultural and outdoor activities, including easy access to New York State's beautiful Finger Lakes region.

We offer three-year positions in Categorical Internal Medicine, three-year Primary Care Medicine positions, two-year Categorical positions in the ABIM Research Pathway, and Preliminary Internal Medicine positions; each of these programs is described in detail in this website. With the Department of Pediatrics, we also share responsibility for the Combined Medicine-Pediatrics Program. Information regarding applying to any of these programs can be found on our Applicant Information Page. Explore this website to begin to learn about what makes Rochester truly unique.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

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Categorical Internal Medicine Program

Eighteen new residents will enter our categorical program this year. Our rich learning environment attracts outstanding residents from across the country. Currently our categorical program includes graduates of 32 U.S. medical schools in 21 states. More information about current residents can be found on our Current Residents Page.

After three years, our residents enter highly competitive subspecialty fellowships or outstanding practice opportunities. Since 2001, 74% of our graduates have entered fellowships; 26% have chosen general internal medicine. Many graduating residents choose University of Rochester fellowships. Others accept outstanding fellowships elsewhere. Details of our fellowship placements for graduates from 2011 to 2013 can be found on our Fellowship Placement Page.

Primary Care Internal Medicine Program

We offer four Primary Care positions each year. Our primary care program is similar to our categorical residency in all ways except that in the second and third years there is a somewhat reduced inpatient rotation requirement to allow additional ambulatory and primary care training opportunities.

ABIM Research Pathway

We offer two research pathway positions each year. Individuals accepted into these positions spend two years in the Categorical Medicine program and then move directly into a University of Rochester research focused subspecialty fellowship in their chosen field. Details about the pathway and application process can be found here. Questions regarding the research pathway should be addressed to Laura Calvi, MD, who directs that program.

Preliminary Internal Medicine

Our preliminary internal medicine year is similar to the categorical medicine first year except that preliminary residents do not have a general medicine continuity practice.

Key Faculty and Staff

Our key faculty members are Associate Program Directors Don Bordley, MD, Catherine Gracey, MD, and Joe Nicholas, MD, MPH; and Assistant Program Directors Laura Calvi, MD (Research Pathway), John Grable, MD, PhD (Resident Research), Alissa Huston, MD (Hematology-Oncology Programs) , Peter Mariuz, M.D., and William Novak, M.D. Our Program Administrator is Alice Gordon, assisted by Program Coordinators Mary Lou Beagan and Kelly Walsh.