UR Medicine Department of Surgery
With an unrelenting focus on our patients, we provide extraordinary surgical care; create new knowledge through research; and develop future surgeons, researches, and leaders across a broad range of specialized areas of expertise.
A Strong Legacy
"The genesis of the Department of Surgery of the University of Rochester Medical Center was a direct consequence of the Flexner Report of 1910 that assessed the status of medical education in the United States of America. During its eight decades of existence, the department has been recognized by the unusually large number of academic leaders, who emanated from its ranks. The University of Rochester, when measured against older institutions, has provided an academic setting in which students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty progressed in their development to become academic leaders, with a major impact on national and international surgery."
Few surgery departments have equaled the Department of Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center as an environment for the development of surgical leadership.
Through these Portals: A History of the Department of Surgery, University Of Rochester, coordinated by Dr. Semour I. Schwartz
Continuing medical education (CME) activities are designed to foster and promote the University of Rochester Medical Center’s mission "to improve health through caring, discovery, teaching and learning". Under the guidance of course directors, and across potentially all content areas served by our faculty, CME activities address the interdisciplinary needs of clinicians, primary care physicians, specialists, clinical sub-specialists and other health care professionals. Activities are designed to enhance professional performance, impart new knowledge, teach new skills, and develop appropriate physician-patient relations thereby serving the needs of the patient and improving the quality of health care.
The University of Rochester Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.
Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) Conferences
Department of Surgery WebRounds
Department of Surgery 2019 Annual Report