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Our application deadline is November 1

Education / Graduate Medical Education / Prospective Residents / Internal Medicine Residency Program

Internal Medicine Residency Program

Class of 2023 Residents Jessica Orbabor, Derick Ansah, Alissa Nizinski, and Kathryn EszesWhy Choose Our Program? 

With an emphasis on patient- and family-centered care and teaching, the Internal Medicine program at the University of Rochester combines innovative practices with exceptional bedside clinical teaching.

We believe that the best way to learn medicine is one patient at a time. The individual patient is the focus of all rounds and conferences, which often take place at the patient's bedside—a hallmark of a Rochester residency. We create an environment built on support for learners and unencumbered by hierarchy, emphasizing collegiality rather than competitiveness. We promote and expect the participation of all learners in academically rigorous discussions, and we keep our focus on helping our patients.

Five Keys to Your Success

  1. Supportive, collegial, and fun learning environment 
  2. Biopsychosocial Model—we never lose sight of the whole patient
  3. Individualized educational plans to support residents’ evolving career goals
  4. Bedside learning at clinical rounds and conferences
  5. Our residents—who genuinely care as much about each others’ learning as they do about their own

Welcome from the Program Director

Our Program by the Numbers


Residents per Year


Training Options

# 1

Low-Cost Healthcare Model

6 +2

Block Model

Five Options for your Training

Strong Memorial Hospital

Categorical Internal Medicine

We offer three-year Categorical Internal Medicine positions

Strong Memorial Hospital

Primary Care Internal Medicine

We offer three-year Primary Care Internal Medicine positions and three-year Rural Primary Care Internal Medicine positions

Strong Memorial Hospital

Physician Scientist Training Program

We offer two-year Physician Scientist Training Program positions as part of the ABIM Research Pathway which link directly to University of Rochester fellowships

Rounding with residents

Preliminary Internal Medicine

We offer one-year Preliminary Internal Medicine positions

What Our Residents are Saying

Patrick Donohue, MD

I feel absolutely prepared in the next phase of my career.  The IM residency here provided the perfect balance of supportive supervision from my attendings, as well as the space to grow and develop autonomy.  Faculty members were very approachable and eager to act as mentors in my career planning.  Finally, the program's deeply rooted educational mission and collegial atmosphere contributed strongly to my personal professional development.

Patrick Donohue, MD

Class of 2020

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