What Makes Us Unique National Ranking US News & World Report (2012-13) ranked the Pediatric Gastroenterology services at Golisano Children's Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) as among the best in the nation. One of the criteria: where pediatric specialists send the sickest children. Accomplishment in Research Since accreditation, 100% of our fellows have presented at national meetings and nearly 70% of our fellows have published research findings during their training or within one year of graduation. Flexible Curriculum Our curriculum can be modified to meet individual career interests; fellows have the opportunity to rotate offsite to receive training in highly specialized areas such as motility, hepatology and transplant. NIH Funding The Department of Pediatrics has been awarded several T32 training grants, including a “Bench to Bedside to Curbside” grant which supports select fellows interested in translational research. The program offers dedicated time for research and mentorship from external experts. Mentorship Nina Schor, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, takes a personal interest in our fellows. She meets quarterly with fellows from our 11 subspecialty training programs in an informal roundtable setting to offer mentorship and research guidance. In addition to having a dedicated Fellowship Director, the Division Chief actively provides mentorship and many fellows reach out to Associate Chairs for research and career guidance. Research Support The Department of Pediatrics provides financial support for each fellow to present at one national conference per year, as this contributes to their professional development and hones their presentation and networking skills. Faculty work closely with fellows in selecting a research topic and mentors (internal and external) for scholarly activity. State-of-the-Art Children's Hospital Golisano Children's Hospital at URMC broke ground on an updated state-of-the-art children’s hospital scheduled to be completed in 2015. It will encompass nearly 245,000 square feet of space dedicated to children and their families. And We Have Fun! Our fellows team up for YMCA’s “Invest in Youth” campaign.