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Welcome from the Program Director

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As the residency director of the University of Rochester/Highland Hospital Program I believe that we offer residency training of the highest caliber. I hope that you will find our web site helpful in convincing you of that as well.

We look for residents with passion and compassion. Passion for our specialty, passion for their future and for making a difference in the world, be that through political advocacy, global health, caring for women, delivering babies, serving the underserved, volunteering in schools, or improving the quality of clinical care delivered. Compassion for our patients, their families, our colleagues, and ourselves. Our program strives to demonstrate compassion for our residents.

We strictly adhere to work hour regulations, and we have no 24-hour shifts throughout the 3 year program, on all rotations. We still try to fit in as much as we can – 3 years seem so short when there is so much to learn!

In our program, the learning is not just about providing excellent clinical care; it also focuses on learning about yourself. Are you fully cognizant of what you bring to the patient - physician relationship?

What aspects of your family of origin may interfere with the provision of care for certain patients? What strengths do you bring? What biases might you have?

We have one of the most in-depth training in psychosocial medicine. A 5 month longitudinal rotation in the PGY-2, P2 includes Psychosocial Medicine and Practice Improvement, and includes directly supervised family meetings, and counseling visits over 16 weeks. We also have one of the best OB experiences on all the Northeast, with more than 50 deliveries in your first two months of OB during your internship year.

All continuity deliveries are supervised by nine family medicine faculty attendings. Amongst the faculty here at HFM, there is an obstetrician, two family physicians with C-section privileges, and two OB Fellows per year. Combine this with a continuity Global Health experience in Southwestern Honduras, a political advocacy track, and other fellowships available in palliative care, geriatrics, sports medicine and faculty development and you have the makings for the best family medicine residency training possible.

So welcome to our Department.  We look forward to your learning about us and our learning about you.  We have much to accomplish to harmonize and re-imagine clinical care, research and teaching to improve the health of our patients and families.  We hope that you will consider joining us on this exciting journey.


Stephen H. Schultz, M.D. Director

Stephen H. Schultz, M.D.