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History and Leadership

“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.”

History and Leadership

The above is a quotation from Through these Portals: A History of the Department of Surgery, University Of Rochester, coordinated by Dr. Semour I. Schwartz in 2006. Read the rest of our history by downloading this document from the link below.

Through these Portals: A History of the Department of Surgery, University Of Rochester