Medical Education Office

Rochester Regional Health

Supporting Education Programs Across Rochester Regional Health

Our system offers a wide range of programs for medical students, residents, and fellows, and we are excited to have you join us. You will receive an excellent educational experience at our award-winning hospitals and ambulatory facilities, and have the opportunity to rotate through urban, suburban, and rural locales as part of your training. Our system continues to expand, adding new service lines, new hospitals, and new educational programs, providing you with the educational excellence you deserve.

The Greater Rochester area is an amazing place to live, learn, and work, and Rochester Regional Health is dedicated both to your education and to your well-being. From the local sites to the local eateries to the cultural scene, Rochester and its environs present you with the chance to advance your education in a vibrant environment that supports your ability to “be yourself” and have fun. We look forward to working with you!

Richard Alweis, MD, FACP
Designated Institutional Official, Associate CMO for Medical Education

Programs

Rochester Regional Health sponsors Residency programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), Commission on Dental Accreditation, (CODA), and the Council for Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) at Rochester General Hospital, Unity Hospital and United Memorial Medical Center.

Rochester General Hospital

Diagnostic Radiology

Clinical experiences across all ranges of radiology, in inpatient and outpatient settings.

Rochester General Hospital

Interventional Radiology

A dual primary certificate in IR and DR, with experiences in a busy diagnostic imaging department and a robust, growing clinical interventional radiology division.

United Memorial Medical Center

Family Medicine

Experiences in community-based practices and a thriving community hospital, with resources found in urban, tertiary healthcare settings.

Rochester General Hospital

OB/GYN

Diverse clinical rotations and minimally-invasive surgical opportunities using state-of-the-art technologies.

Unity Hospital

Internal Medicine

Develops competencies in the areas of patient care, medical knowledge, and practice-based learning and improvement, in a supportive and collegial place to learn medicine.

Rochester General Hospital

Internal Medicine

A strong clinical and academic environment combined with a supportive and collegial faculty.

Rochester General Hospital

Dentistry

Comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care.

Rochester General Hospital

Podiatric Medicine & Surgery

Hands-on, interdisciplinary environment that emphasizes all aspects of podiatric care.

Rochester General Hospital

Pharmacy Y1

Preparing highly competent, independent pharmacists through patient-centered practice in a high acuity hospital.

Rochester Regional Health &
St. John Fisher College

Pharmacy Y2

Preparing highly competent, independent pharmacists through patient-centered practice in a full range of clinical settings

Unity Hospital

Pharmacy Y1

Preparing highly competent, independent pharmacists through patient-centered practice in a high acuity hospital.

Rochester Regional Health
Reed Eye Associates

Optometry
Primary Eye Care

providing highly motivated Doctors of Optometry with a diverse experience in a primary eye care setting.

Rochester General Hospital

Psychiatric Medicine

Helping you develop your full potential with scholarly interest and as a clinician, teacher, and advocate for mental health

Unity Hospital

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Preparing highly motivated Doctors to provide optimal diagnostic and rehabilitative care through a diverse clinical experience.

Rochester Regional Health sponsors Fellowship programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) at Rochester General Hospital, Unity Hospital and United Memorial Medical Center.

Rochester Regional Health

Advanced Practice Provider

Providing exposure to an array of complex disease processes commonly found in acute and office settings. The transition-to-practice programs will prepare advanced practice providers for delivering superior patient care.

Sands-Constellation Heart Institute

Cardiovascular Disease

You will be given the opportunity to study various areas of Cardiology at Rochester Regional Health, and will also be able to select elective rotations at other locations across the country.

Rochester Regional Health

Clinical Informatics

Improving lives and promoting health by preparing clinical informaticians of the future with the knowledge, skills, and compassion necessary to lead the thoughtful modernization of healthcare.

Rochester Regional Health

Gastroenterology

Fellows will have the opportunity to study a diverse and robust spectrum of GI diseases, including obesity, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and meningitis.

Lipson Cancer Institute

Hematology and Medical Oncology

Study with the nationally-renowned physicians at the Lipson Cancer Institute. With strong clinical training in all facets of Hematology and Medical Oncology

Rochester Regional Health

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Featuring strong clinical training, mentoring and mentoring from a team of outstanding mentors and providers. Fellows learn how to account for the goals of the patient, family, and loved ones as well as their loved ones.

Rochester Regional Health

Interventional Spine

You'll be exposed to prevalent spinal disorders and commonly-employed diagnostic and treatment strategies. It's designed to help you master the fundamentals of evidence-based interventional spine care.

Rochester Regional Health

Nephrology

A comprehensive clinical nephrology training program with a hands-on experience, and ample opportunities for clinical exposure in general nephrology and interventions associated with the practice of nephrology.

Rochester Regional Health

Primary Care Sports Medicine

Incorporating the application of a physician's knowledge with procedural and communication skills, our talented faculty will teach you how to handle issues that can arise and affect athletic performance throughout a lifetime of sports participation.

Rochester Regional Health

Pulmonary and Critical Care

Pursue clinical research interest and receive mentorship from outstanding faculty members. The fellowship includes extensive training including bedside ultrasound, airway management and ICU procedures.

Rochester General Hospital

Infectious Diseases

Providing a multifaceted and dynamic training experience for budding infectious diseases physicians. Provide care for patients with a range of infectious diseases conditions and obtain valuable learning experiences in patient safety and quality programs.

Rochester General Hospital

Neuroradiology

A rigorous program designed to train high-quality neuroradiologists and leaders. Providing a rich case base, unique opportunities and the ability to work closely and collaborate with many neuroscience practitioners.

Unity Hospital

Endocrine Diabetes and Metabolism

Providing extensive training in all areas of endocrinology. Gain expertise in the use of insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitoring and other modalities of diabetes treatment.

Rochester Regional Health

Administration

Designed to grow and develop the next generation of healthcare leaders. Experience a project-based opportunity featuring hands-on work and experiential learning. You’ll be assigned to meaningful system-wide projects and complete additional rotations throughout the health system.

Physician Assistant Rotations

Rochester Regional Health is proudly affiliated with RIT's Physician Assistant Program; if you are a current RIT student, please work directly with your Scheduling Coordinator. We consider all other PA rotation requests on a case-by-case basis dependent on availability.

We encourage you to reach out to your school's Scheduling Coordinator if you are interested in a rotation with us.

*Note that rotations made directly with preceptors are tentative and subject to Medical Education Office approval and coordination for proper onboarding.

Medical Student Rotations

Rochester Regional Health is pleased to provide core clerkship rotations for our affiliate schools at Rochester General Hospital, Unity Hospital, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, Clifton Springs Hospital, and United Memorial Medical Center, and at ambulatory offices across our health system. If you are interested in a rotation, please notify your School Coordinator and submit a completed Rotation Request Form to GraduateMedical.Education@rochesterregional.org.

Elective Rotations

Rochester Regional Health offers a variety of electives across departments and hospitals within the health system. If you are interested in requesting a rotation, please notify your School Coordinator and submit a completed Rotation Request Form to GraduateMedical.Education@rochesterregional.org.

*Our core rotations are reserved for our affiliate schools.

Our elective offerings are:

  • Cardiology, Rochester General Hospital
  • Clinical Informatics, Rochester Regional Health
  • Diagnostic Radiology, Rochester General Hospital
  • Emergency Medicine - Sub-Internships, Rochester General Hospital
  • Gastroenterology, Rochester General Hospital (Internal Medicine Core completion required prior to starting rotation.)
  • Hematology, Rochester General Hospital
  • Infectious Disease, Rochester General Hospital (Internal Medicine Core completion required prior to starting rotation.)
  • Internal Medicine – Sub-Internships, Rochester General Hospital and Unity Hospital
  • Interventional Radiology, Rochester General Hospital – reserved for those planning on applying to RGH Interventional Radiology Residency Program
  • Nephrology, Rochester General Hospital (Internal Medicine Core completion required prior to starting rotation.)
  • Neurology, Rochester General Hospital and Unity Hospital
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - Sub-Internships, Rochester General Hospital
  • Oncology, Rochester General Hospital (Internal Medicine Core completion required prior to starting rotation.)
  • Plastic Surgery, Rochester General Hospital
  • PM&R, Unity Hospital

Observerships and Shadowing

The Medical Education Office policy is that all rotations are clinical in areas where we have learners, therefore we do not permit observerships or shadowing. Please reach out to us for any additional assistance.

How to Get Started

To get started, please fill out our Rotation Request Form and email your request to GraduateMedical.Education@rochesterregional.org.

Our Team

Richard Alweis, MD, FACP

Designated Institutional Official, Associate CMO for Medical Education

Christina Goodermote, MBA, EdD

Senior Director, Medical Education

Farrah Qadri, MHA

Manager of Business Development and Program Operations

Donna Favitta

Program Coordinator – Fellowships

Victoria Filim

Program Coordinator – Scheduling

Kelly Havens

Paralegal

Megan Tyndell

Program Coordinator – Onboarding

Sydney Rojek, MEd

Program Coordinator – Fellowships