Resident Life

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Being a resident of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Rochester General Hospital is a unique and professionally fulfilling endeavor. The staff and faculty are extremely supportive in all matters from finding a place to live to ensuring the highest quality of resident education. The hospital provides a complete benefit package and a very competitive salary so while busy, financial and security issues are not a matter of concern for residents.

The residents themselves function as a family. People come from all around the world to train here. The cultural diversity makes residency all the more interesting. When training here is complete, graduates go on to a wide variety of positions including NIH fellowships, sub-specialty training, and private general internal medicine practice. They find placement all around the country and are extremely well received. Beyond the daily curriculum, the program holds a number of special events which enhance the learning process and also provide forums for residents to influence the style and direction of their education.

Living in Rochester

As the third largest metropolitan areas in New York, Rochester has consistently garnered top rankings for friendliness, family fun and memorable weekend getaways. We're a history-rich Erie Canal boomtown that today ranks among the top Knowledge Economies in the world. Rochester provides a world-class quality of life - with arts, sports and culture of a big city and the comfort of a small town.

There are activities to enjoy year round from boating on Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes, and golfing at one of our 95 golf courses, to skiing at top-notch resorts. The region also is home to some of the country's finest educational institutions, including two public high schools ranked among the 100 Best High Schools in America.

Community Attractions

Take a cruise on the Erie Canal, visit great restaurants, shops, wineries and quaint villages or take in a play. Famous sites blend with charming neighborhoods and historic canal towns to create a mosaic of areas of interest. Cruise, bike, ski, golf or hike, visit great restaurants, savor the celebrated Finger Lakes wine region and discover why Rochester is made for living...for a lifetime. Learn more about Rochester at

We invite you to see for yourself why people who move here don't want to leave.