MD/PhD students at Rochester participate in a wide variety of student-directed organizations. Many of these are listed on the Medical Education Website. Some groups focus on career pathways or cultural connections while others concentrate on specific
extra-curricular activities. Of particular relevance to Rochester's Biopsychosocial view that Community is a major factor in individual health, there are a number of opportunities for students to engage in clinic-based community efforts. Many of these later opportunities are summarized in a listing of Community Services including experiences that are specifically geared for students.
Further details about these opportunities can be found at the Medical Center's Student Enrichment Program Site. This site also includes information about possible International Medicine opportunities for medical students. In several instances, MD/PhD students have been able to set up international opportunities with research components relevant to their areas of interest. The Center for Advocacy, Community Health, Education and Diversity supports programs to broaden the scope of medical education beyond the classroom to include health, cultural, and educational experiences with the goal of creating cross-culturally competent physicians.
Many of our students also serve as mentors to undergraduate and younger students. Specific undergraduate research opportunities include the Summer Scholars Program and Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP), the SURF Program for minority students, and the Strong Children's Research Center Summer Training Program.
For more information and details on how to apply please visit the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS).