COVID-19 Updates: Get the latest information from our experts

gradient background

Why Rochester

Rochester Regional Health is proud to be the second-largest employer in Rochester, New York.

Not only does Rochester rank among Washington DC, Boston, and San Francisco for its vibrant arts and music scenes, but it also offers a significantly lower cost-of-living. Living in Rochester is 70.9% less expensive than living in San Francisco, CA!

Rochester, NY

More than just a city nestled against Lake Ontario
140 festivals in rochester
Festivals each year
12,000 acres of meticulously-maintained parks
Acres of meticulously-maintained parks
60+ public golf courses in rochester
Public golf courses
100 breweries, distilleries, and wineries in rochester
Breweries, distilleries and wineries

Why Join Rochester Regional Health?

We are the leading provider of comprehensive care for Western New York and the Finger Lakes region. From harnessing research and technology to helping patients redefine the odds - we are leading the evolution of healthcare. It is a commitment to health that exceeds expectations, reaching beyond now and into what’s next.

Formed in 2014 through the joining of Rochester General and Unity Health systems, we have the ability to advocate for better care, a strong commitment to innovation, and an abiding dedication to caring for the community. Our five hospitals consistently rank among the best in the nation, with Rochester General a 2-time Healthgrades 50 Best Hospital award winner (2018 and 2019), and  Unity Hospital one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals. 

As a nationally-recognized health system, our network includes hospitals and physicians, ElderONE/PACE and home health programs, outpatient laboratories, rehabilitation programs, surgical centers, as well as independent and assisted living centers. Our fellowship programs boast expert providers and mentors ready to go above and beyond to help you learn and grow. If you’re ready to take the next step, look no further.


Living in Rochester, NY

Rochester is the third-largest city in New York State, inhabited by more than one million people. Offering big-city feels with easily-accessible downtown and suburbs, Rochester is close to New York City (6 hours by car), Toronto (3 hours), and only 90 minutes from Niagara Falls. Gorgeous green spaces, bike paths, river paths, and outdoor activities keep the residents busy and happy as they experience the four seasons in all their glory. 

Come for the 18 colleges and universities, stay for the great healthcare options available. Enjoy the 21-minute average commute, the 70 bike trails throughout Rochester and the Finger Lakes, and the nationally-ranked public schools.

Exploring the Finger Lakes

Formed by glacial activity over 100 million years ago during the Ice Age, the eleven Finger Lakes are easily and quickly accessible from Rochester. Whether you like golfing (there are 160 courses), wineries (more than 100), biking and hiking (more than 2,000 miles of trails), or state parks (of which there are 26), the Finger Lakes have something to offer to everyone. 

With all the standard recreational lake activities – swimming, sailing, boating, kayaking, and jet skiing – as well as 650 miles of shoreline, you can stay near the water all day, or find adventure elsewhere. There are 1,063 waterfalls and gorges, farms, public campgrounds, and fairs and festivals every week. The Finger Lakes are also home to 100 miles of the historic Erie Canal, 135+ museums, more than 80 art galleries, and 400 registered historic sites and landmarks.

You can spend a morning, a day, a weekend, or a week in the Finger Lakes, all within a comfortable, easy distance from Rochester. And with wide and varied activities, the whole family can enjoy the adventure!   

lovely fall image of the finger lakes, ny

As Recommended by Current and Past Fellows

location image

Discover Our Fellowship Programs 

See All Our Programs