An expansion of the partnership between Rochester Regional Health and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) will create the largest clinical campus for the medical school.
Rochester Regional Health and LECOM announced this week that they will be significantly increasing the number of medical students and residents at Rochester Regional Health locations as part of a new 10-year contract.
Approximately 100 students will have their clinical rotations take place at Rochester Regional Health locations each month.
There are currently more than 4,400 students studying at campuses in Erie and Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Bradenton, Florida, and Elmira, New York. Students at any of these four LECOM campus locations will be able to learn from expert providers at Rochester Regional Health facilities.
With nearly 70 percent of LECOM medical students entering primary care residencies upon graduation, communities in which Rochester Regional Health practices and medical facilities are located will see the benefits of bringing in new physicians and medical practitioners.
This is particularly valuable for underserved rural areas near Rochester Regional Health locations where the need for physicians is significant.
“LECOM is pleased to enter this affiliation with Rochester Regional Health,” said John M. Ferretti, D.O., LECOM President and CEO. “This partnership will offer remarkable opportunities for LECOM students to gain exceptional, hands-on training in a variety of settings with a nationally recognized leader in health care. Further, with such a large number of our students entering RRH’s clinical rotation program at facilities across western New York, LECOM will be furthering its goal of improving healthcare for residents and communities in underserved areas.”
Founded in 1992, the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) has grown to become the largest medical school in the country. Future medical providers enroll in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Pharmacy, School of Dental Medicine, School of Health Services Administration, or Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
Ms. Fournier said she felt like she was “coming home” when she drove to CPH on her first day of work.
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