Admissions

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry was begun in 1925 as one of the first medical schools to integrate basic science and clinical medicine. That tradition has continued incorporating the biopsychosocial approach to patient care.

Our outstanding medical education program is augmented by our numerous community service opportunities and well established international health options. The translational science at our institution links our cutting edge basic science with clinical applications-mirroring our curriculum.

Bradford C.  Berk, M.D., Ph.D.

“As an alumnus of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, I greatly respect the legacy of our founders. When Abraham Flexner, who changed medical education a century ago, wanted to help establish an academic medical school in New York, he turned to the University of Rochester as an ideal place for "a medical school of the highest order." That remains our goal. Enthusiasm for knowledge, passion for discovery, and a spirit of humanism pervade the School. People who train here receive an excellent education, know what it means to be a truly caring physician, and value research as an approach to understand disease. We welcome your interest.”

Bradford C. Berk, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Vice President for Health Sciences; Chief Executive Officer of the Medical Center and Strong Health

John T. Hansen, Ph.D.

“Applicants to the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry are bright, diverse, and talented women and men who are drawn to the medical profession by their love of learning, innate curiosity, and genuine commitment to serve others. In addition to a sound foundation in the sciences, entering Rochester students often have participated in significant and sustained community service to those most vulnerable in our society, have had meaningful clinical volunteer or work experiences, and have been active in research and the creation of new knowledge.”

John T. Hansen, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Dean For Admissions