The University of Rochester Medical Center's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program is sponsored by Strong Memorial Hospital (SMH) – a 739-bed, Level I trauma center that serves as URMC's main teaching hospital. The hospital is a tertiary and quaternary care referral center for upstate New York, as well as a bone marrow, cardiac, liver, and renal transplant center. It is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCH) and has been named one of America's best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.
At SMH, our 20-bed rehabilitation unit is comprised of single and double rooms, and updated therapeutic facilities and equipment for both adult and pediatric patients. Our facility is the only CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities)-accredited Spinal Cord System of Care in the upstate New York region.
PM&R residents spend the majority of their time at SMH and its outpatient locations – including Clinton Crossings, a state-of-the-art outpatient setting offering on-site diagnostic imaging, including X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs. Additionally, residents participate in rotations at the St. Mary's Hospital Rehabilitation Center, located within easy driving distance.
At Strong Memorial Hospital and at St. Mary's Hospital, patient demographics and outcomes, as well as medical records, are electronic. This information can be accessed via any terminal on the network and from the outpatient comprehensive Rehabilitation Center at Clinton Crossings.
The Miner Library at The University of Rochester Medical Center is a comprehensive, world-class medical library. A smaller library at St. Mary's contains essential medicine, neurology, pediatrics and comprehensive PM&R references and journals. Both facilities have computerized literature search capabilities and belong to the interlibrary loan service, which enables users to borrow books and journals from libraries throughout the eastern United States.