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University of Rochester Family Medicine Residency - Prewal and Purekal


The University of Rochester/Highland Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program balances the care of the acutely ill with preventive health maintenance for outpatients, including the chronically ill. In the first year residents concentrate on inpatient services. They work under supervision, alongside attending physicians and senior residents from family medicine and other specialties.

In the third year, after getting a fair amount of expertise in inpatient assessment and management, residents supervise other residents on rotations in OB/Gyn, pediatrics and medicine. This role gives senior residents a chance to study problems in greater depth. They also learn how to teach and coordinate the delivery of care.

Throughout all three years, residents spend a minimum of two sessions per week in their ambulatory office sites, caring for their own patient panels. They learn the fundamentals of outpatient management and health maintenance.

Residents in the second and third years also acquire experience in various medical, pediatric, and surgical subspecialties, with a focus on outpatient care.

Rotation Schedule

Download a copy of our current rotation schedule. For more detailed information about each rotation, please click the links on the left.

"I feel privileged to have trained at U of R/Highland Family Medicine Residency Program.” –Alumni Survey 2010