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About the Program

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Why Rochester Med-Peds?


  • Resident driven education with access to the clinical, research, and educational resources of a large academic institution.
  • Active Resident representation in evaluating and improving the program and working environment.
  • Fifth-year chief resident dedicated to the specific needs of the Med-Peds residents.
  • With the help of over a hundred faculty mentors, Rochester Med-Peds graduates have matched into every possible permutation of combined and categorical specialty.

Time-tested Approach

  • Established in 1967 as one of the original pioneering Med-Peds programs, we have a robust, time-tested curriculum and continue to embrace diversity, inclusion, and innovation.
  • A single combined ambulatory clinic, established in 1996 and staffed by seven Med-Peds faculty who are passionate about the social mission of medical education.
  • Med-Peds trained program director with over twenty years of experience as a leader in medical education at the institutional and national levels.
  • Extensive and diverse patient demographic and diagnosis base.  You will see all ages, races, religions, languages, genders, and socioeconomic statuses. 
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Vibrant, livable, and culturally rich community

  • Rochester is consistently ranked as one of the most livable, best places to raise a family, and LGBTQ-friendly cities in the United States.
  • Rochester lies in the heart of Western New York, situated on the shore of beautiful Lake Ontario and Fingers Lakes Region.
  • Rochester is known as "Festival City," with festivals almost every weekend from late spring through the fall, with over 140 festivals and events each year.
  • Most importantly, a diverse group of energetic, friendly, intelligent residents with wonderful senses of humor.

More Information

  • Promoting Excellence through Diversity: The University of Rochester is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse learning environment for our students, residents, and fellows. 
  • Resident Wellness Program: Our dedication to creating an environment that supports both your educational and your health and well-being.

Our Facilities

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Golisano Childrens Hospital


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Strong Memorial Hospital

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.


Strong Memorial Hospital is Growing!

Resident Fact Sheet on New Expansion

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