Residency & Training Programs

Medical education has been, and continues to be, a proud part of Rochester Regional Health's history. Our hospitals support independent residency programs in:


Important research is conducted in our laboratories. Rochester Regional Health is an institution firmly committed to the discovery of medical knowledge and the development of tomorrow's providers. Rochester Regional Health serves as a clinical training center for students in more than 20 health care fields, including nursing, physical therapy, social work, biomedical engineering and nuclear medicine. In addition, the health system is a successful site for nurse midwifery education and for the training of physician assistants in obstetrics and gynecology.

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 hundreds of 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 is a premier resource for medical information, with a collection of 420 medical journals and access to more than 100 online databases.