Internal Medicine

Rochester General Hospital

Director’s Letter

You want to get into a great residency program that can mold you into a fine physician and put you in place to achieve your career goals. Those are our goals as well! I humbly submit that we have achieved these goals for our residents, and our record speaks for itself. So talk to our residents, present and past, about the clinical experience here, and about the feeling of family as well. You will see the passion we have for each other, for our patients, for our hospital, and for our community.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.

Dr. Stephen Silver
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.

Curriculum

R-1 Curriculum

ROTATION BLOCKS WEEKS
Floor Blocks 3.5 14
Overnight Blocks 1 4
ICU Blocks 1 4
ED Blocks* 0 0
Vacation 1 4
Geriatrics 0 0
Electives 3 12
MAT Unit 0.5 2
Ambulatory 3 12
Cardiology 0 0
TOTAL 13 52

R-2 Curriculum

ROTATION BLOCKS WEEKS
Floor Blocks 2.5 10
Overnight Blocks 1 4
ICU Blocks 1 4
ED Blocks 0 0
Vacation 1 4
Geriatrics 1 4
Electives 2.5 10
MAT Unit 1 4
Ambulatory 3 12
Cardiology 0 0
TOTAL 13 52

R-3 Curriculum

ROTATION BLOCKS WEEKS
Floor Blocks 2.5 10
Overnight Blocks 0 0
ICU Blocks 1 4
ED Blocks* 1 4
Vacation 1 4
Geriatrics 0 0
Electives 3 12
MAT Unit 1 4
Ambulatory 3 12
Cardiology 0.5 2
TOTAL 13 52
1 block = 4 weeks

Program Highlights

Clinical Exposure
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. We have a new Ambulatory Center, a State of the Art ICU will open this year, and a CCU next year – enhancing clinical care and exposing residents to cutting edge medicine. Our graduates are superbly prepared for the next step in their career. New Fellowships in Cardiology and Hematology Oncology are in full swing, and fellowships in GI, Nephrology, and ID are slated to begin in July 2021.
Faculty
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.
Academics
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 evidenced-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. We are initiating a Case Report Curriculum that walks residents through the process of writing up and submitting a case report for publication. The new fellowships at RGH will stimulate teaching and scholarly activity. There is statistics support and ample opportunity for research success even if you have no research experience.
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.
Preparation for the Next Phase of Your Career
After graduating from our program you will have the opportunity to advance your career after residency, 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 all will enhance your chances for placement in fellowship if that is your goal. However, so 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.
Innovation
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, currently on hiatus due to COVID restrictions but will be re-activated once restrictions are lifted. Our Majors program, Academic Half Day and Case Report Curriculum are examples of innovation. 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 moving into a beautiful new ICU. The new fellowships are exciting. We are moving 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

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

Applicants should contact their medical schools, or see the ERAS Web site for more information on this service.

Deadline for Application: November 22, 2020

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Program

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R1 Positions

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NRMP Number

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 at the NYSED website: http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/med/medlic.htm

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 Step 2 CK (minimum score 225) . Step 2 CS USMLE preferred but not required for 20-21 recruitment season. DO Candidates should also have successful completion of 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

Interviews

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

If you are selected to interview you will receive an invitation to interview via email by 3rdFriday, our convenient and easy to use recruitment platform. This email will contain detailed instructions for scheduling your interview. To ensure you receive emails from 3rdFriday, please add them to your safe sender list.

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.

Benefits & Compensation

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

Vacation

4 weeks of paid vacation per year

Travel & Education Allowance

An allowance will be provided for education items and activities for each resident year:
R1-$500
R2-$1,250
R3-$1,250

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 up to six months of pay in the event of any disability, compensated at 60% of the resident stipend.

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

Salaries are paid on a bi-weekly basis. The salaries for the 2020-2021 academic year will be:

$61,500

PGY-1

$62,500

PGY-2

$65,000

PGY-3

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

Manjula Kothuru
Sr. Administrative Assistant

Sabrina Maldonado
Administrative Assistant

Rochester General Hospital
1425 Portland Avenue
Rochester, NY 14621

Phone: (585) 922-4365
Fax: (585) 922-4440
Email: InternalMedicine@RochesterRegional.org

Faculty

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Current Residents

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Graduates

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