Academic Resources

Bookstores | Enrollment Verification | Ethics | Graduate Education | HIPAA | Libraries | Lab Safety | News and Events | PhD Program Timelines | Registrar | For Researchers | Student Support | Technology | Thesis/Defense Prep | Tuition & Fees, Stipends


Barnes and Noble

    • Location: 1305 Mt. Hope Avenue
    • Phone number: 585.275.4012

Enrollment Verification

Submit the Enrollment Verification Request Form for confirmation of enrollment status or verification of graduate degree(s) earned for employment purposes, insurance, international travel letters, etc.

Research Ethics

All graduate students, postdoctoral appointees and PREP trainees are required to complete Responsible Conduct of Research education by completing the Ethics and Professional Integrity in Research course.

Graduate Education

HIPAA Training

The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), includes important laws and regulations governing health insurance coverage protection and health information security for Americans and their families.

Graduate Students

All graduate students are required to complete HIPAA training within 30 days of matriculation in the graduate program. The requirement is met by watching 3 online chapters. When you have finished the training, pick up a HIPAA Training Certification Form from your Graduate Program Coordinator.

Postdoctoral Appointees

Your Departmental Administrator will help you determine what HIPAA training you need to complete.

PREP Trainees

PREP Trainees receive required HIPAA training during New Hire Orientation.

Laboratory Safety Training

Graduate Students

Training must be completed within 1 week of starting your Graduate Program. Your Graduate Program Coordinator will help you determine which courses (if any) that you need to complete.

Postdoctoral Appointees and PREP Trainees

Your Departmental Administrator will help you determine which courses (if any) that you need to complete.


Center for Professional Development Lending Library

The Center for Professional Development has a Lending Library available to graduate students, PREP students and postdocs. Items may be checked out for 4-week periods. Stop by our office in G-9556 or email the CPD to check an item out.

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News and Events

Medical Center Specific

  • Events Calendar for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs
  • Opportunites to Explore (OTE) is an electronic newsletter delivered to all SMD graduate students and postdocs on Fridays. OTE highlights professional and career development items of interest throughout the University, the Rochester community, and the country.
  • FaceBook site for Education at the University of Rochester Medical Center
  • URMC Scientific Events Calendar
  • URMC Today - main news site for the University of Rochester Medical Center


PhD Program Timelines

Registrar for the School of Medicine and Dentistry

Resources for Researchers

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Student Support Services


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Thesis/Defense Preparation

A Guide for Graduate Students Preparing for a Defense

A Guide for Graduate Students Preparing for a Defense is a comprehensive guide, written specifically for SMD graduate students. The guide covers everything from before the defense, to the defense itself, to after the defense, providing information about the process, outlining requirements and offering useful tips.

The Preparation of Doctoral Theses: A Manual for Graduate Students

The Preparation of Doctoral Theses: A Manual for Graduate Students is the University-wide guide for thesis preparation prepared by the Office of the University Dean of Graduate Studies.

SMD Guidelines for the Content of a PhD Thesis

These guides are intended to complement, but not supersede, the University of Rochester's Preparation of Doctoral Theses Manual (above).

Graduate Program Handbooks

Check your graduate Program Handbook for program-specific guidelines and tips.

Tuition & Fees, Stipends

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