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Meredith Landorf, MD

Meredith Landorf, MD

Class of 2005

Rochester felt like home during our interview visit.

"It was a beautifully rounded experience that mirrored the balance and foundation of the URMC Med-Peds Residency Program. Morning report was a place to be nurtured with room to grow and bloom. The residents were strong role models and genuine people. They modeled compassion, care, kindness, patience along the journey of residency. The Med-Peds Contuinity Clinic at Culver Medical Group was quite a cornerstone of our training, and it truly provided education beyond the exam room that prepared me for practice. We were so very embraced by the categorical programs; they truly see us as one of them, but also appreciate our special gifts and demands of the combined training pathway. Finally, the leadership from Dr. Robbins at the helm of the program as director to the CMG preceptors, the ward attending to the Chief Residents (both Med-Peds and categorical) the program helps teach, shape and prepare us for our careers."

Catherine Glatz, MD

Catherine Glatz, MD

Class of 2020

Best Med-Peds program in the country!

"In all seriousness, [I] loved the feel of the program and the residents when I came to visit. Even from just the interview day I could tell that the residents were like a second family and that the support from program leadership and the clinic attendings/staff meant that the residents and their health (mental and physical) were very important to the program."

Charity Oyedeji, MD

Charity Oyedeji, MD

Class of 2017

First and best Med-Peds program in the country!

"I chose URMC because the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics program allowed me to have flexibility and explore my different interests with the different tracks available. I also felt like the residents genuinely liked each other. And of course, because it's the first and best Med-Peds program in the country!"

Adam Bracken, MD

Adam Bracken, MD

Class of 2019

The people I worked with changed my life forever!

"Most residencies are going to be pretty similar in what they have to offer with rotations, schedules and other aspects. What is different is the people. URMC had program leadership that were genuine, the residents were all happy, and the staff all knew each other at clinic. It was a group that I could imagine spending 4 years of my life with and coming out a better person."

Anne Ryan, MD

Anne Ryan, MD

Class of 2015

Positive experiences with great people who made the Med-Peds program and the Rochester community feel like home.

"I interviewed at the University of Rochester for medical school and I loved the people I met in the medical center, however, for financial reasons, coming to URMC for medical school just didn't make sense. I knew when I applied for residency that I'd want to take another look at URMC and I had the same experience: positive experiences with great people who made the Med-Peds program and Rochester feel like home. The people, along with the strength and reputation of the Med-Peds residency program were what what made me choose residency training in Rochester."

Brian Dizon, MD

Brian Dizon, MD

Class of 2017

The Med-Peds training at URMC is designed to give you all the tools you need to be competitive in whatever aspect of Med-Peds you choose for the future.

"I have always had the career goal of doing translational research. At the interview, I had a very clear sense that the curriculum was designed to train Med-Peds physicians, but also gave the flexibility to let residents its residents incorporate into their residency what they wanted to do with in the future with their Med-Peds training and contribute to the specialty. Out of all the programs I interviewed, I really got a clear sense that you had the full support of Dr. Robbins and the Med-Peds faculty. What they advertised as strengths of their program completely rang true, as I was able to easily incorporate opportunities for bench research and be immersed in my clinical interests that complemented my Med-Peds training"

Erica Miller, MD

Erica Miller, MD

Class of 2015

Our faculty and residents are caring, intelligent, hilarious, and well-rounded people.

"[As a medical student] I had an amazing away rotation at Culver Medical Group where I got to know the amazing faculty and residents. I know away rotations won't be an option due to COVID-19, but please know that our faculty and residents are caring, intelligent, hilarious, and well-rounded people who are a joy to work, learn and grow with."

Erik Imel, MD

Erik Imel, MD

Class of 1999

I instantly fell in love with the URMC Med-Peds program during my interview there.

"It was clear from interactions between the residents and faculty that they truly enjoyed learning together."

Holly Tse, MD

Holly Tse, MD

Class of 2006

It was one of the top 2 Med-Peds programs in the country and I felt it was solid in every way.

"The people were nice, the work-life balance was more sane than other places (the work hour regulations were only in place in NYS at that time)."

Jon Nasser, MD

Jon Nasser, MD

Class of 2001

Residency is challenging but we did have time to decompress and care for each other.

"URMC was my first choice and I am very thankful to have matched there. I wanted the highest quality training program in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, an established program that had developed a best practice for transitioning between departments, a combined continuity clinic and exposure to Med-Peds trained faculty. You will be surrounded by world class faculty and peers."

Ruth Parker, MD

Ruth Parker, MD

Class of 1981

High standards and known for focus on excellent teaching and clinical care.

"It's one of the most recognized programs for Med-Peds in the United States. Rochester has glorious summers, cross country skiing, running trails, a gym in the hospital (Strong) and GREAT friends in co-residents."

Ugo Awa, MD

Ugo Awa, MD

Class of 2017

I could not get this place out of my mind! I just developed this level of certainty that this was the place I should go. And I went and have never had any regrets about the program!

"URMC was not on my radar when I was initially choosing places to interview for Med-Peds. It was at the behest of an ED doc at my medical school who know someone that trained there and suggested that I apply and interview. It was my second interview of the season and I found myself constantly comparing every single other place I interviewed to URMC. All of the residents were so pleased to be around each other and nothing but good things to say about the program. It felt like they were incredibly geniuine about their experiences. And then I had the chance to talk to Brett and it was just so refreshing to hear from the program leader that had this clarity of what the program was and how it would help train me into a great physician."
 

"Positive experiences with great people who made the Med-Peds program and the Rochester community feel like home."

"The faculty and my fellow residents were kind, dedicated, bright, stimulating and had diverse interests. They challenged me to be the best I could be. They never stopped reaching nor teaching."

"This program has your back no matter what that means. You are first a person with home and life obligations and duty. Next you are a resident whose job it is to learn and work."

"My co-residents are some of the the most amazing people I have ever met. They make residency so much more fun! We also seamlessly integrate with our categorical colleagues when on rotations."

"The University of Rochester was the first place I felt supported in my career goals as a Med-Peds trainee. We have an amazing Program Director that values our training but also us as people, and advocates for us tirelessly. Our outpatient clinic is awesome and has amazing faculty that feels like family"

"I loved the focus on building kind, compassionate physicians who practice evidence-based medicine while trying to reduce the healthcare disaparities our communities face."

"Dr. Brett Robbins (Program Director) is the biggest advocate for us Med-Peds Residents!"

"URMC lives and breathes its motto: Meliora (Ever Better). This culture of improvement is tangible in all of the programs and in the hospital. Many residents are actively involved in community projects and could speak to how they addressed the social determinants of health. The education here is inclusive, it involves a roundtable discussion of cases with faculty input and an environment that encourages questioning and challenging to better serve our patients. The biopsychosocial model is apparent in rounds and the way we discuss and treat our patients daily. It's a refreshing and inspiring place to learn and practice."