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Additional Opportunities

Enrichment Opportunities

Students are welcome to participate in enrichment opportunities at the medical school.  For example, faculty/student interest groups, and clinical and community volunteering.  

Health Humanities Noon Conferences

A Health Humanities Noon Conference is held each month and attended by students, healthcare professionals and faculty from throughout the Medical Center. These presentations are designed to transmit knowledge about the non-biomedical aspects of the patient/provider relationship in a continuum of psychological, social, cultural, spiritual and environmental interactions in the biopsychosocial tradition.

Interdisciplinary Clinical Ethics Noon Conferences

Monthly Interdisciplinary Clinical Ethics Noon Conferences provide participants with an opportunity to learn about and discuss current issues in clinical ethics.   

Bioethics Journal Club

Students are welcome to attend the School of Medicine & Dentistry's Bioethics Journal Club.  The Journal Club is student lead and student run, and attended by Drs. Shaw and Sussman. Student members sign up to facilitate each monthly meeting. During each meeting, the group discusses an article or two selected by the students from the following journals: The Hastings Center Report, The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, The Journal of Clinical Ethics, and the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal. The topics are diverse and the discussions lively. 

G. W. Corner Society for the History of Medicine

The G. W. Corner Society, named after the University of Rochester's first professor of anatomy, meets six evenings each year; each event begins with a social hour followed by a lecture on a historical subject.  The lectures are attended by physicians, students and other participants interested in the history of medicine. 


murmur, a literary and arts journal, was founded in 2015 and is led by medical students with input from a faculty advisor.  murmur is published annually and includes poetry, prose, and art from members of the University of Rochester Medical Center community, including students, physicians, nurses, and alumni.  The annual release party is held in the spring at the Rochester Academy of Medicine.  Copyrights of all printed materials belong to their creators.