Office of Medical Education

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)

Rochester Regional Health

Office of Medical Education

Partnering with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

In July of 2021, Rochester Regional Health expanded its partnership with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) and became the medical school’s largest clinical campus. This partnership allows us to increase our clinical rotations dramatically–approximately 100 third and fourth-year students will be on clinical rotation across our health system each month.

It is our goal to continue to expand our residency, fellowship, and post-graduation programs to produce more primary care physicians for the region.

“This partnership will offer remarkable opportunities for LECOM students to gain exceptional, hands-on training in a variety of settings with a nationally recognized leader in integrated health care,” said John Ferretti, D.O., LECOM President, and CEO. “Further, with such a large number of our students entering Rochester Regional Health’s clinical rotation program at facilities across western New York, LECOM will be furthering its goal of improving healthcare for residents and communities in underserved areas.”

About Rochester Regional Health

Rochester Regional Health is an integrated healthcare system that provides solutions that matter–wherever and whenever our community needs them. We do this by providing simple, flexible, and convenient care throughout the Finger Lakes, Western New York, St. Lawrence County, and beyond.

We were formed in 2014 with the joining of Rochester General and Unity Health systems and were built on a foundation of inclusive and community-based care of the highest quality. Now, Rochester Regional is home to 9 hospitals, hundreds of outpatient, urgent care, and primary care practices, behavioral health and chemical dependency centers, a multitude of caring senior services, and laboratories that specialize in toxicology and clinical trials.

Education has been and continues to be an integral part of our mission. We support many different training programs system-wide, including residencies, fellowships, nursing programs, community growth opportunities, and so much more.

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Why Choose Rochester Regional Health

Rochester General Hospital is a premier teaching hospital and the flagship hospital for Rochester Regional Health. Our health system consists of five hospitals covering a 14-county area in Western New York State, with seamlessly integrated healthcare and multiple Healthgrades Excellence Awards across under our belts.

LECOM Clinical Rotations

Rochester Regional Health is proud to offer on-site clinical rotations to LECOM students. Please read the Course Catalog to see available rotations.

Please fill out the LECOM Elective Request Form to apply for a rotation. Completed requests must be submitted to graduatemedical.education@rochesterregional.org for review.

Students with Confirmed RRH Rotations

If you have a confirmed clinical rotation at Rochester Regional Health, please refer to the following materials:

Absence Policy

Please Note: If you are filling ill or are symptomatic of COVID-19, please call the Employee Hotline at (585) 454-8202 for instructions.

Students are responsible for informing the following groups of an excused absence:

  1. The GME office
  2. Your LECOM Coordinator
  3. Your preceptor

Parking

Parking is free at most RRH locations. While rotating at Rochester General Hospital, students are required to park on the fourth floor of the Portland ramp garage. To reduce the daily parking fee to the medical student rate, please bring a copy of your vehicle registration or a picture of your license plate and the completed form to the Carter Street Parking Office before your first rotation.

Why Rochester?

The Greater Rochester area, in the Finger Lakes region of New York, is a truly unique place to live and work. Rochester’s urban arts, entertainment and dining venues are complemented by surrounding suburban, rural and lakefront communities. This results in a wealth of options for work and play.