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Project SEARCH® at the University of Rochester Medical Center was launched in September 2009. The project operates in partnership between Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES, Arc of Monroe, ACCES-VR, Finger Lakes DDSO, and is coordinated by the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities.

University of Rochester Medical CenterInterested in Participating?

For questions or more information on the application process, contact:

Nicole Littlewood
Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES
(585) 617-2439

A Typical Day

7:45 a.m. Students Arrive at URMC
7:45 a.m. -
8:45 a.m.
Morning Instruction
8:45 a.m. Students Depart for Internships
9:00 a.m. -
1:30 p.m.
Internships (30 minutes for lunch)
1:30 p.m. Students Return to Classroom
1:45 p.m. -
2:15 p.m.
Afternoon Instruction, Journaling, and Problem Solving

Internship Opportunities

Participants have access to a wide variety of internship options in departments throughout the Medical Center, including (but not limited to):

  • Ambulatory Care, 6th Floor
  • Emergency Room
  • Environmental Services
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Hospital Gift Shop
  • James P. Wilmot Cancer Center
  • Linens
  • Miner Library
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Patient Financial Services
  • Patient Transport
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities

Meet the Staff

  • Matt Davis, Employment Specialist
  • Cheryl Hamilton, Instructor
  • Colette Savage, Assistant Teacher