Every day University of Rochester faculty and students advance the frontiers of understanding in the biological sciences and biomedicine. Tackling complex medical problems requires a team approach and everything about URMC—from the size of our scientific faculty, to the way we organize our research programs, to the design of our labs and research buildings—is intended to foster collaboration between scientists from different fields. Teams can bring together the best ideas from a variety of disciplines, whether it's an understanding of basic human biology, a public health expertise, or knowing how to apply data in new ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases. At the University of Rochester Medical Center, you'll be guided on a paths to become a top-notch researcher.
A Learner's Perspective
The students and faculty were very inviting and friendly when I interviewed here. I got the feeling that peers help each other when needed and aren't super competitive with each other. There is also a lot of collaboration between clinicians and basic scientists which is important for the research I am interested in.
Andrea Amitrano, Ph.D.
Cell Biology of Disease Ph.D. Candidate
A Great Place to Live & Learn
The Medical Center Campus
One of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) forms the core of the university’s patient care, community outreach, biomedical research, and teaching missions, and accounts for over 80% of UR’s revenue. URMC's overall academic and clinical enterprise has a budget of almost $2.5 billion, and the main campus occupies 4.9 million square-feet, next to the university’s River Campus.
Rochester: Something for Everyone
If you’re unfamiliar with the City of Rochester, you may be wondering what it’s like to live here. Rochester is located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, just north of the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York. Rochester is a stimulating and progressive metropolitan community of 1.1 million people.
The third-largest urban area in the state of New York, Rochester is a port city on Lake Ontario, situated in Western New York. Rochester is located within a 400-mile radius of 14 northeastern states, Washington, D.C., New York City, and Toronto. It is the western gateway to the Finger Lakes region, and part of the country’s longest scenic byway, the Seaway Trail.
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