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Message from Dean Lord

The Office for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs supports the trainee community at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Whether you are involved in a graduate school preparatory program, a graduate student or a postdoctoral appointee, we are here to facilitate all aspects of your training. We are happy to answer your questions, advise you of resources available to the University of Rochester community and link you to other trainees at the University of Rochester. We hope you will participate in the many academic and professional development activities the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry has to offer. Ultimately, you will determine the skills and abilities you develop during your time in Rochester and we encourage you to give this serious thought.

Welcome to the University of Rochester! I look forward to meeting you, discussing your scientific interests and working with you to develop a strong community of emerging scientific leaders.


Edith M. Lord, PhD
Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education
University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry

Introduction to the School of Medicine and Dentistry

Getting Started

Policies and Benefits

Non-Academic Resources

Academic Resources


International Trainee Resources

Activities and Organizations

Center for Professional Development

PhD Program Handbooks