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Student and Post-Doctoral Support Services

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Graduate Education and Post-Doctoral Affairs (GEPA) Office

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry’s GEPA office is always here to help you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Post-Doctoral Affairs, Dr. Richard Libby, or anyone else in GEPA with questions/concerns.

University Counseling Center (UCC)

UCC provides a comprehensive initial assessment and an individualized treatment plan to full-time members of the University of Rochester community who pay the mandatory health fee. UCC also offers group therapy opportunities.

CARE Network

The CARE Network enables members of the University of Rochester community to express their concern about a student through its online referral form. Upon receiving and reviewing a CARE referral, staff reach out to the student to provide support and resources.

Office of Disability Resources

Students are encouraged to register with the Office of Disability Resources to request accommodations.

Food Pantry for Groceries

The UR Food Pantry is need-blind and does not require income or financial aid information to be served. The Food Pantry should be used by any student who: a) is food insecure; b) may be facing a change in employment status, or c) is currently in quarantine or isolation. Please note that you can place as many orders for grocery bags as you need, up to three grocery bags per week – it’s not a onetime service.

Basic Needs Hub

Critical resources can be obtained through the Student Support Basic Needs Hub, which was created to facilitate the connection of campus and community resources. The hub provides urgent, essential student necessities, such as food, clothing, housing, access to academic tools and other critical needs such as those students with families may have. Assistance provided through the hub is not intended to replace or supplement current student financial aid and it does not need to be repaid.

Short Term Loans

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry can provide any matriculated and registered graduate student who is in good academic standing a non-need-based, interest-free loan of up to $600 for a maximum period of 60 days. If a student repays loans promptly, there is no limit to the number of times he or she may access this loan.

Please email the Bursar’s Office to request a short-term loan

myHub for Career Services, Writing, Grants

The School of Medicine and Dentistry’s myHub team conducts virtual and in-person programming to assist with students with career services, writing, and grants needs. Make an appointment with Eric Vaughn or Elaine Smolock today or view upcoming events.

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)

CETL offers Academic Success Coaching to graduate students. Support areas include exam preparation (including comprehensive and standardized exams); reading strategies (including reading for discussion); note-taking strategies; time management, organization, and goal-setting; adjustment strategies for academic life in graduate school.

Peer Support and Connection

Connect with one of our learner organizations.

River Campus Interfaith Chapel

The River Campus Interfaith Chapel is available to offer support to students. Students are welcome to email Reverend Dr. C. Denise Yarbrough if they are struggling.