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Learning in Rochester

We are a place where big ideas and small details come together, giving you a state-of-the-art learning experience with a distinctly personal touch. The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is doing what we have excelled at for nearly a century: preparing lifelong learners who will lead the way in global health care, research, and education for decades to come.

Education Fast Facts

462

Graduate Students

148

Post-doctoral fellows

90%

of 2019-2020 Ph.D. graduates employed or pursing another advanced degree

30+

PhD, Masters, and Certificate Programs

Collaborative & Supportive Environment

Taylor Uccello
Taylor Uccello

Award-winning, fourth-year graduate student in Immunology studying colorectal cancer and the body's immune response.
Immunology, Microbiology and Virology

The Principal Investigators I work with are supportive, very intelligent, and their door is always open. They create a welcoming environment for learning while also treating us as colleagues. I'm exceptionally lucky, but my experience is not unusual here. There are plenty of great research groups.

The University of Rochester enables learners to pursue research in diverse areas encompassing the modern biomedical and health sciences. The School of Medicine and Dentistry's interdisciplinary environment provides an educational experience with maximum flexibility, allowing you to pursue intellectual challenges in your specific field, as well as in other related areas of interest. 

Becoming an accomplished researcher requires an hard work. It also requires mentorship and an environment that supports your professional and personal growth. Individualized attention, close working relationships with your peers and faculty, and extensive participation in research are what you can expect from your experience in our graduate programs. We are a welcoming academic community with faculty mentoring, interdisciplinary programs, and progressively independent research opportunities.

Professional Opportunities

Student Groups

The Graduate Student Society is the coordinating student body charged with representing all students enrolled in the graduate programs at the University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry. We monitor issues of importance to the graduate student community, represent the concerns of graduate students to University administration, and advocate for changes to enhance the quality of graduate education. We also serve as a liaison among the student populations of the graduate programs and sponsor academic and social events of interest to the graduate student community.

Professional Development

Personal attention, close working relationships with your peers and faculty, and extensive participation in research are what you can expect from your experience in our graduate programs. You and your peers drive the educational experience, which means that you can expect professional development programs that will prepare you for a variety of careers.