Our Clinical Locations
Residents have their continuity practice for all three years at either Highland Family Medicine or Brown Square Community Health Center. Each site provides residents with a team-based group practice experience. The hospital settings are a mix of university-based and community-based models.
Highland Family Medicine
The main residency practice has grown to over 27,000 patients who come from neighborhoods throughout the Rochester area and represent the full spectrum of age, race, and socioeconomic backgrounds, including a large population of refugees. Providing continuity care at this busy office are 8 teams of faculty and resident physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants, and secretaries. Many of our clinicians and staff have worked at the practice for over twenty years. The practice underwent massive renovation in 2020 to redesign clinical areas to maximize the team-based care approach we emphasize, in addition to providing additional clinical consultation and conference rooms, a new dedicated resident education space, and faculty offices. We have used the Epic electronic medical record system since 2012.
Additional onsite resources include behavioral health specialists, social workers, chronic disease and health home care managers, and clinical pharmacists. Family physician faculty also have advanced training in Obstetrics, Sports Medicine, Geriatrics, and Breastfeeding Medicine. Our part-time psychiatrist provides weekly "e-consults" for faster management recommendations and will also see in-person consults for diagnosis or management. A URMC lab station and the Highland South Wedge pharmacy are also on the premises. Highland Family Medicine is a recognized Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) through the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
Brown Square Community Health Center
This Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) was added as a second training site in 1981 to provide the opportunity for interested residents to develop the skills necessary to care for an under-resourced urban population. 6 residents (2 per training year) develop their three-year continuity practices here. Brown Square is one of three locations that make up the Anthony Jordan Health Center system, and has also been recognized as a NCQA Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home. We use the eCW electronic medical record system and also have onsite behavioral health specialists, social workers, chronic disease and health home care managers, and clinical pharmacists as well as a dental clinic. The center is staffed by full-time family physicians, family medicine residents, and advanced practice professionals (APPs). Precepting is provided by Brown Square staff family physicians
Brown Square draws patients from some of the most under-resourced neighborhoods in the city of Rochester. Patients also come from several Rochester suburbs, representing those families who have moved out of the city but want to maintain the connection to the physicians who cared for them over time. Patients represent many diverse cultures including African-American, Caribbean, Italian, Puerto Rican, Southeast Asian (Vietnamese, Cambodian, Burmese, Karen, Thai, Laotian), African (Somali, Sudanese, Liberian, Burundian), and Eastern European (Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish).
Highland Hospital (HH)
Highland Hospital is a 319-bed community hospital affiliated with the University of Rochester. It is the Family Medicine program's home hospital, where the majority of inpatient training occurs. A collaborative group of generalists and specialists provide a broad range of teaching and patient care experience. Residents rotate through hospital medicine, ICU, OB, and emergency medicine. A $70 million construction project was completed in 2023 with the goal of providing private rooms to all hospitalized patients.
Strong Memorial Hospital (SMH)
Strong Memorial Hospital is a 886-bed tertiary care center that is the main teaching hospital for the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. It is the primary site for residency programs in most fields. The medical school library is located in the hospital. Our training at Strong includes one inpatient and one outpatient pediatric rotation and part of psychosocial medicine. Residents can do many subspecialty electives at this site.
Rochester General Hospital (RGH)
Rochester General Hospital is a 528-bed private teaching hospital with an independent residency program in OB/GYN and a university program in pediatrics. It has a busy emergency department and a Level II nursery. Residents do several rotations there in the pediatric emergency department and the special care nursery. Both staff and community attendings admit to the pediatric service; all special care nursery infants have a neonatologist as attending. Electives include radiology and orthopedics. The library includes practical videotapes on casting, suturing, and other hands-on skills.
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