Residency & Training Programs
Rochester General Hospital is an institution firmly committed to the discovery of medical knowledge and the development of tomorrow's providers. Medical education has been, and continues to be, a proud part of our history. The hospital supports independent residency programs in:
Our educational facilities include the $1.3 million J. Raymond Hinshaw, M.D. Medical Education Center. Its 220-seat auditorium and two smaller conference rooms are equipped with a computerized audiovisual system -- designed specifically for medical applications -- whose capabilities are unmatched in the region. Rochester General's Surgical Skills Laboratory is the site where physicians from throughout the world have gained proficiency in the use of emerging technologies including surgical lasers, laparoscopy and pelviscopy.
Our nationally recognized Werner Medical Library provides access to evidence-based literature, books and databases, and partners health-sciences Librarians with students and residents. Located on the first floor of Rochester General Hospital, the library features comfortable seating, computers, meeting space, and 24/7 access to resources via the library website.
Rochester General Hospital has a longstanding academic relationship with the University of Rochester, hosting on average 200 of their residents and fellows each year in specialties that include General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, Neonatology, Ophthalmology, Infectious Disease, and OMFS. UR medical students rotate into Medicine, OBGYN, and surgery at RGH, in addition to electives.
Rochester General Hospital also serves as a clinical training center for students in more than 20 health care fields, including nursing, midwifery, physical therapy, social work, biomedical engineering, and nuclear medicine.
We have a dedicated Research Institute, and an alliance with Rochester Institute of Technology, partnering with them in academic areas such as medical illustration, medical design, biomedical photographic communication, medical informatics, physician assistant education, medical sonography, biomedical science and technology, biochemistry, health systems and biomedical engineering, health and nutrition, health management and public health policy. RGH is the primary training site for RIT’s Physician Assistant program.