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Graduate Research Education

Yi-Tao Yu with studentIn addition to medical education, the University of Rochester’s School of Medicine and Dentistry offers more than 30 PhD, master’s and advanced certificate programs encompassing the biomedical and health sciences.

Opportunities include:

  • Medical Scientist Training Program incorporates the MD and PhD degrees into a cohesive curriculum with the goal of developing the clinical and basic science skills needed to not only understand disease, but to translate that understanding into new therapies. The program provides a solid foundation for careers in cancer research.
  • Wilmot Predoctoral Cancer Research Fellowship provides support for two-year predoctoral fellowships, open to PhD or MD/PhD candidates under the mentorship of a Wilmot Cancer Institute member. Applicants must be engaged in a research project that primarily involves the causes, diagnosis, treatment, prevention or management of cancer or its side effects.