Education

The University of Rochester Medical Center is an excellent choice for both residents and fellows. Many of our faculty members are nationally and internationally known in their fields. We are an academic medical center noted for our commitment to research, and one of 12 institutions nationwide to be part of a recent NIH grant for translational research.

In keeping with our mission as an academic medical center, URMC physicians are using their expertise in robotic-assisted surgery to teach the next generation of surgeons and their teams. The URMC Center for Robotic Surgery & Innovation is one of the few training centers in the country that offers surgeons and surgical residents hands-on experience in learning robotic techniques. Multidisciplinary teams perform regular training and research activities in the laboratory, where we have a robot installed for teaching purposes.

Over the past decade, several URMC faculty members have also been actively involved in research activities and have published studies focusing on the role of robotics in the evolving minimally invasive surgical arena. Our faculty continues to assess the best use of this technology and other related technologies for both short- and long-term patient care.

The University of Rochester Medical Center was one of the first healthcare facilities in the nation—and the first medical center in Upstate New York—to offer robotic surgery. We remain committed to education and to introducing new technologies that enable us to deliver the best possible care to our patients.