Residency Program

Internal Medicine

Rochester General Hospital

Internal Medicine Residency - Rochester General Hospital

Director’s Letter

Finding the right residency program that meets your educational and career goals can be a daunting challenge. You want to get into a residency program that helps you develop into a skillful physician, accomplish your career goals, and supports you during the ups and downs of residency/life. You want a program that achieves the right balance of strong clinical experience, didactics, and research opportunities. I humbly submit we are that program. Our record speaks for itself. Once you talk to our residents, program staff, and faculty, you will see our passion for each other, our patients, hospital, community, and medicine.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Dr. Nagesh Jadhav
Program Director

Welcome to the Home of High-Quality Internal Medicine Education

Look to us for the highest quality education. We sharpen your clinical skills, teach you to teach, cultivate your scholarship potential and invest in your success.



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4+1 Block Schedule with Clinic every 5th week

* This is a sample schedule actual schedule may vary depending on curriculm requirements

Program Highlights

Clinical Experience

Our program gives you a ton of clinical experience. Rochester General Hospital is a 528 bed hospital with the 11th busiest emergency department in the country. The hospital has been named one of the top 100 best cardiac centers in the country and U.S. News & World Report has ranked Rochester General Hospital as the top hospital in Rochester. We have a new Ambulatory Center, a new state of the art MICU, and a dedicated CCU – enhancing clinical care and exposing residents to cutting edge medicine. New Fellowships in Cardiology, Hematology Oncology, GI, ID, Palliative Care, Geriatrics, Endocrinology, and Clinical Informatics in full swing. We have also recently added a Lifestyle Medicine certification track. Our graduates are superbly prepared for the next step in their career.


You will be working side by side with experienced faculty in hospitalist medicine, primary care, and subspecialty care. They are here because they love to teach. Many have made major contributions to the medical literature and are at the top of their field.


Our system of 3 resident reports (overnight, intern and senior reports) means you are not lost in the crowd: you get individualized teaching throughout your residency. Our reports teach evidence-based medicine and critical evaluation of the medical literature. We have a weekly Academic Half Day: 4 hours of truly protected time for team-based learning, didactics, board review, and wellness. We are also excited about the success of our new Academic Hospitalist Service. Our Case Report Curriculum walks residents through the process of writing up and submitting a case report for publication. Our residents can take a Biostatistics rotation to utilize software we provide to enhance their skills in systemic review and meta-analysis. We also offer an Evidence Based Medicine elective which gives our residents a solid foundation. We are committed to resident scholarly activity and research.

Research & Publication

There is ample opportunity to do research and contribute to the medical literature. Our program has a reputation for achievement in this area; we offer many options for research projects and abstracts, mentored by our faculty and supervised by an associate program director dedicated to this task.

Ambulatory Care

Our new, entirely resident run clinic, is at the heart of our commitment to teach primary care and serve our community. Daily teaching sessions enhance this experience. In addition, our “majors” program allows you to spend some of your ambulatory experience in a specialty of your choice.

Quick Facts

Preparation for the Next Phase of Your Career

After graduating from our program, you will have the opportunity to advance your career; be it primary care, hospitalist, or fellowship. Our majors program, research and publication opportunities, a close relationship with faculty, an option to do an away elective, and the fellowship opportunities at RGH will enhance your chances for placement in fellowship if that is your goal. However, many of our graduates choose to stay on at RGH as hospitalists, or work in the community as primary care physicians. Rochester is a hard place to leave.


We have a 6-week boot camp to orient you to our system. Our interdisciplinary simulation program is always evolving. We offer a point of care ultrasound program, Major program, Academic Half Day and Case Report Curriculum. We have successfully implemented Observation Unit and Hospitalist electives. There is opportunity to create new electives; one resident worked to create an informatics elective last year and it has been successful. We are open to our residents’ ideas, together we continue to move forward!

A Wonderful Place to Live

Rochester provides great schools, culture and convenience, and Western New York is beautiful all four seasons – even winter! The commutes are a fraction of bigger cities and living is inexpensive. Again, a hard place to leave.

We Are Family

In the right environment, residency is an exhilarating experience where friends of a lifetime are made. Our residents and faculty are a diverse group that works as a team and support each other as family. Residency is not easy but we have a lot of fun along the way.

Program AIMS

  • Prepare our residents to care for patients now and in the future with a constantly evolving curriculum
  • Recruit a diverse group of the finest physicians to our internal medicine residency
  • Promote the well-being of residents and support them in their career goals
  • Train our residents to embrace a culture of safety and quality
  • Provide our residents with opportunities for academic achievement
  • Give our faculty the support and skills they need to guide our residents

Scholarly Activity

Rochester General Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program does not permit observerships or shadowing as all rotations are in areas where we have learners scheduled.

How to Apply

ERAS is a service which transmits residency applications, recommendation letters, Dean’s Letters, transcripts, and other supporting credentials from medical schools to residency program directors using the Internet.

Applicants to the Rochester General Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program are required to apply to the program using ERAS.

For the 2024 ERAS® cycle, our program strongly encourages all applicants to complete a supplemental ERAS application, offered through the AAMC’s ERAS program. Applicants also will be required to complete the MyERAS application.

Deadline for Application: November 17, 2023




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Criteria and Requirements

We have established the following criteria for interviewing graduates of non-LCME approved medical schools.

Experience in the United States is not a requirement to apply.

Preference will be given to those applicants who have been clinically active since medical school graduation

Sponsorship of J1 and H1 VISAS will be subject to current immigration regulations. If the applicant qualifies for an H1B VISA, but the program is unable to secure the VISA in time for the program start date, the applicant must be willing to accept a J1 VISA.

Please Note: New York State Department of Health regulations limit non-LCME accredited international medical school graduates from participating in New York State residency programs if their training has included more than 12 weeks of clinical clerkships outside of the country in which the medical school is located unless the NYS Education Department has approved the school.

A current list of the approved medical schools can be found on the NYSED website: NYS Medicine: License Requirements (

We Require:

  1. Completed Application Form (CAF) 5 (also printable in CV Format)
  2. Personal statement
  3. Transcript(s) from your Medical School(s)
  4. Dean’s Letter
  5. Three letters of recommendation
  6. Successful completion of Step 1 (minimum score 220 and/or pass), and Step 2 CK (minimum score 225). DO Candidates should also have successful completion of COMLEX 1 & 2 or Step 1 and Step 2 CK.
  7. ECFMG Certification required for all IMG’s, if you have not taken Step 2 CS, refer to the ECFMG pathway requirements. View Additional Information
The program deviates from these criteria only for applicants referred by faculty or housestaff based on personal knowledge of the applicant’s clinical skills and judgment.

Information for Applicants Selected to Interview


All interviews will be held virtually this season using the Zoom platform. Our interview season will run from November through the beginning of January.

If you are selected to interview, you will receive an invitation to interview via ERAS Scheduler. This email will contain detailed instructions for scheduling your interview. All interviews will be scheduled via the ERAS scheduler.

Please do not contact the Program Office to inquire about the status of your application. We are unable to provide specific information on individual applications.

Meet our Current Residents

This year you will be provided an opportunity to meet with our residents in a virtual setting. Instructions and dates will be provided with interview day information.

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Benefits & Compensation

The following is a list of benefits granted to all residents at no charge.


4 weeks of paid vacation per year

Travel & Education Allowance

An allowance will be provided for education items and activities for each resident year:

MKSAP Allowance:
Program reimburses for 1 electronic copy of MKSAP and 1 yr ACP membership

Professional Liability Insurance

Professional liability insurance is provided by Rochester General Hospital’s insurance program for activities required by the residency program.

Term Life Insurance

$10,000 employer paid coverage with option to purchase added coverage up to 4 times annual salary.

Plan for Short-term Disability

Residents are entitled to 6 six weeks of approved medical, parental and caregiver leave during their residency program at 100% of their salary.

Long-term Disability

Option to purchase 50-67% of pay coverage

Retirement Program

Option to enroll in tax-deferred annuity plan.

Dental Plan

Option to purchase one of two plans available

Medical Insurance

House staff and their immediate families are provided with the opportunity to join one of two comprehensive medical insurance plans. The Hospital contributes a portion of the cost of the premiums.

Salaries are paid on a bi-weekly basis.
Additionally, residents receive a $3,000 stipend annually to aid with general living expenses (housing, meals, etc.).
The salaries for the 2023-2024 academic year will be:








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.

Contact Us

Internal Medicine Residency Program

Michelle Simmons
Program Administrator

Monica Decory
Program Coordinator

Rochester General Hospital
1425 Portland Avenue
Rochester, NY 14621

Phone: (585) 922-4365
Fax: (585) 922-4440


View the current Faculty and Staff for the RGH Internal Medicine Residency Program

Current Residents

View our current residents in the RGH Internal Medicine Residency Program


View the recent graduates of the RGH Internal Medicine Residency Program