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Beyond Residency in Rochester

We have a great relationship with our fellowship programs, hospitalist division and the primary care community. Some of our graduates choose to stay and train and/or practice in Rochester and we thought you might be interested in hearing from some of them:

"When looking for a residency position, I was seeking a program that was balanced in the quality of training and quality of life.  Not only that, but also one that would render opportunities in Camcompetitive fellowship such as Cardiology.  I had interviewed at all the major institutions in the northeast and no program compared to what I found at Strong.  I subsequently ranked Rochester #1 and was fortunate to match there.  I later discovered was that my experience at Strong exceeded my expectations: tremendous learning from highly intelligent and friendly faculty next to colleagues that became my close friends. Overall, the program really focuses on maximizing both your educational experience all the while “having a life” outside of medicine.  Supporting the residents is one of, if not the, primary focus of the program.  Dr. O’Connor is a tremendous asset for the program and you’ll feel welcome and supported starting day one of your residency. I am now in my last year of Cardiology training at Strong.  The outstanding training and lifestyle In Rochester convinced me to stay for my subspecialty training.  If I had a chance to go back and do it all over again, without a doubt I would have done the same.  To all considering coming here, I would tell them that the experience will be above and beyond your expectations." - Cam, URMC Cardiology Fellow

"I am definitely a "lifer" here at URMC. It all started with my Internal Medicine residency here. From the day I interviewed, I was treated like I was among family. As I was told before I interviewed - residency is not easy. You see things you have never seen before. You experience things you have never experienced before. Being in such a close knit program is what made a difference. Because it is not just you here at The U of R.  You never feel alone. You can always find someone to talk to, run things by, just take a break with. And this personal bond extends far beyond the resident group. Over my time in the program, I came to realize that everyone here at URMC cares not just about providing the best care for patients, but also truly cares about the people around them. I have formed good friendships with our colleagues in other specialties. I have been able to pursue topics in health care delivery and patient safety due to the support of the Medical Center. I can honestly say I love what I do and love practicing Medicine here at URMC." - Jen, URMC Medicine Hospitalist

Dunne"Completing Residency training at Rochester opened doors to fellowship interviews at nearly all of the top Oncology programs in the Northeast. The superb reputation for cancer care and research, the collegial atmosphere and my many positive interactions with the Oncology Faculty here during residency made my decision easy. Staying in Rochester for fellowship has advanced my young career and I thank our residency program and the University of Rochester for providing me with the tools I need to succeed.- Rich, URMC Hematology Oncology Fellow

Becky"Rochester became a great place to call home during my residency. The internal medicine program is strong both academically and clinically, but even more so, a great place to learn and practice medicine. From your co-residents, to the outstanding fellows and faculty, the nature of the work asked the most of us, but in a friendly atmosphere. It was an easy decision to stay on for cardiology fellowship here in Rochester, and have been happy to continue to be a part of the Rochester community." - Becky, Cardiology Fellow