Welcome from the Program Director
David Holub, MD: Program Director
Welcome to the University of Rochester Family Medicine Residency! Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. For over 50 years we have continued to put service to our community at the heart of our mission, especially to those who are the most underserved. Access to healthcare is a fundamental human right, not a commodity. Family medicine is the most effective way to provide outstanding care to the entire population. We are a key part of the solution.
When my family first moved to Rochester, we had no ties to the community and no idea if we would stay for any length of time. That was back in 2010! Rochester is such a fantastic place to live and work. It has all of the benefits of a small city with a strong university presence – restaurants, sports, theater, art, music, museums. You can also drive 10 minutes outside of the city and find yourself in one of a dozen small suburbs with great housing, great schools, and easy access to the Erie Canal. Just a little farther and you are apple or berry picking at one of the many farms in the rural communities outside of Rochester, or enjoying the wineries, history, and recreation of the Finger Lakes.
The Rochester medical community is as collegial as it is exceptional. I was overwhelmed at the level of commitment to service I found among our residents and faculty when I first arrived. It is no wonder that Family Medicine is so highly respected here. When I found myself surrounded by people like that, it became easy to see spending the rest of my professional life here.
I am often asked what we are looking for in an applicant. It is not what you learned in medical school. It is things that more likely you learned from your folks growing up – work ethic, compassion for others, and the ability to put others’ needs ahead of our own when necessary. If you have those qualities, we will teach you how to deliver a baby, provide brief counseling, and inject a knee.
Please explore our website and visit our social media sites to learn more about our program and see how good of a fit we may be for you.
David. C. Holub, MD