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

Bookstores

  • Barnes and Noble at the School of Medicine and Dentistry
    • Location: Medical Center ground floor, room G-6010
    • Phone number: 585.275.2250
  • Barnes and Noble on the U of R River Campus
    • Location: Frederick Douglass Building
    • 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.

Ethics Resources

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.

Libraries

GEPA Lending Library

The Office for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs has a small 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 contact Amy Perazzo to check an item out.

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News and Events

Medical Center Specific

University-Wide

PhD Program Timelines

Registrar for the School of Medicine and Dentistry

Resources for Researchers

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Student Support Services

Technology

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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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