The students at U of R are some of the friendliest I’ve come across. In addition to the collegial atmosphere, the faculty are extremely knowledgeable and accessible; as long as you are willing to learn, there is never a shortage of mentors/teachers. The students are respected as individual thinkers.
Advising for MD/PhD students serves students during each phase of their training and takes advantage of the open and accessible advisors, administrators and faculty at the University of Rochester. This provides a flexible approach tailored to each student. Key components include:
- Annual Individual Meetings to review progress with the Program Director, Dr. O'Banion.
- Regular meetings with Dr. David Lambert, who serves as Advisory Dean for all MD/PhD students and who works with Dr. O'Banion to facilitate transitions to clinical work.
- A thesis mentor and committee to oversee thesis research.
- Specific meetings scheduled with groups of students entering particular phases of training (e.g. orientation to program, selection of thesis mentors, transition to graduate and clinical training).
For more details, consult page 16 of the MD/PhD Student Handbook.
For more information and details on how to apply please visit the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS).