Program Overview - What Makes us Unique

Since 1967, the Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Rochester have offered a four-year postdoctoral residency training program in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Graduates of the program, who become board eligible in both specialties, have pursued careers in primary care, subspecialty practices, academia, and international or public health.

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Key Strengths of our Med-Peds Program

  • Established in 1967 as one of the original two Med-Peds programs in the United States
  • Broad and complete support from two strong departments, each with its own high-quality categorical residency program
  • An experienced combined-trained program director and residency coordinator
  • Two combined ambulatory training sites with outstanding staff
  • A fifth-year chief resident dedicated to the specific needs of the Med-Peds residents
  • Balanced clinical experiences in both university and community hospitals
  • Three rotations focusing on specific skills training such as procedures, professionalism, and evidence-based medicine
  • Four voluntary tracks for specialized training in community advocacy, global health, research, and medical education
  • A diverse group of energetic, friendly, intelligent residents with wonderful senses of humor
  • Flexibility of electives and elective scheduling
  • A collegial training environment which is responsive to each resident's particular needs
  • A vibrant, livable, and culturally rich community which employs at least 15 combined-trained physicians as role models and mentors