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Program Highlights

Key Strengths of our Med-Peds Program

  • Established in 1967 as one of the original two Med-Peds programs in the United States
  • Broad and complete support from two strong departments, each with its own high-quality categorical residency program
  • An experienced combined-trained program director and residency coordinator
  • Two combined ambulatory training sites with outstanding staff
  • A fifth-year chief resident dedicated to the specific needs of the Med-Peds residents
  • Balanced clinical experiences in both university and community hospitals
  • Three rotations focusing on specific skills training such as procedures, professionalism, and evidence-based medicine
  • Four voluntary tracks for specialized training in community advocacy, global health, research, and medical education
  • A diverse group of energetic, friendly, intelligent residents with wonderful senses of humor
  • Flexibility of electives and elective scheduling
  • A collegial training environment which is responsive to each resident's particular needs
  • A vibrant, livable, and culturally rich community which employs at least 15 combined-trained physicians as role models and mentors

Our Facilities

Med-Peds residents rotate through three participating hospitals during their four years of training.

The majority of pediatric rotations are at Golisano Children's Hospital. Strong Memorial Hospital is the primary teaching hospital of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Strong has a total of 710 inpatient beds with 110 pediatric beds and bassinets, including neonatal and pediatric intensive care units.

When on Pediatric rotations, residents spend 20% of their time at Rochester General Hospital, a 526-bed full-service major teaching affiliate of the University of Rochester. Rochester General is located in the northern sector of the city of Rochester, it has 24 pediatric beds, 40 bassinets, a Level II intensive care nursery, and a full-service pediatric emergency department and ambulatory unit.

Internal Medicine rotations for Med-Peds residents include experiences at Strong Memorial Hospital and Highland Hospital. Residents spend 80-90% of their time in internal medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital. The remaining 10-20% of time is spent on rotations at Highland Hospital on inpatient units, in the emergency department, and on overnight rotations. Each hospital has full-time university-appointed subspecialty and general medicine faculty with responsibility for education of both residents and medical students.