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Characteristics of the 2019 Entering PhD Class

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The following report is a summary of the 63 members of the School of Medicine and Dentistry’s 2019 entering class of PhD students. They were selected from a total of 606 applicants.

Undergraduate Schools

The incoming students completed their undergraduate studies at the following schools. There is one incoming student from each school unless otherwise noted by a count.

  • Alexandria University
  • Alma College
  • Boston University – 2
  • Brigham Young University – 2
  • California State University-Long Beach
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Colby College
  • Colgate University
  • Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Connecticut College
  • Cornell University-Endowed Colleges
  • Finger Lakes Community College
  • Gettysburg College
  • High Point University
  • Hood College
  • Lafayette College
  • Loyola University of Chicago
  • Montana State University-Bozeman
  • Nanjing University
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Paris-Sud University
  • Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
  • Rochester Institute of Technology – 4
  • Skidmore College
  • St. Lawrence University
  • SUNY Center Stony Brook
  • SUNY College at Brockport
  • SUNY College at Geneseo – 3
  • Susquehanna University
  • Truman State University
  • University College London
  • University of Ghana
  • University of Maine
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus
  • University of Pittsburgh-Main Campus
  • University of Puerto Rico-Medical Sciences Campus
  • University of Rochester – 11
  • University of Southern California
  • University of the Sciences
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Wells College
  • West Virginia University
  • Yale University
  • Zhejiang University

Undergraduate Majors

  • Biochemistry – 7
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology – 3
  • Biology – 8
  • Biology Health – 1
  • Bioengineering – 1
  • Biological Sciences – 6
  • Biology -Microbiology and Infectious Disease – 1
  • Biomedical Engineering – 1
  • Biophysics – 1
  • Biotechnology – 4
  • Cell and Molecular Biology – 1
  • Chemistry – 4
  • Clinical Medicine – 1
  • Computational Natural Sciences -1
  • Economics – 1
  • Engineering – 1
  • Environmental Science – 1
  • Mathematics – 2
  • Microbiology – 1
  • Molecular and Cell Biology – 1
  • Molecular Biology – 1
  • Molecular Genetics – 1
  • Neuroscience – 3
  • Pharmacology – 1
  • Physics – 1
  • Physiology and Neuroscience – 1
  • Psychology – 3
  • Public Health – 1
  • Statistics – 2
  • TEAM – 1
  • Toxicology – 1
  • Translational Oncology – 1

Undergraduate GPA

The average GPA was 3.55.

Domestic Students – State Residence

There are 44 incoming domestic students.

  • California – 2
  • Connecticut – 2
  • Florida – 1
  • Kentucky – 1
  • Massachusetts – 1
  • Maryland – 1
  • Maine – 1
  • Michigan – 1
  • Montana – 1
  • New Hampshire – 2
  • New York – 23
  • Ohio – 2
  • Pennsylvania – 3
  • Utah – 1
  • Washington – 1
  • Wisconsin – 1

International Students - Country of Origin

There are 19 incoming international students.

  • China – 9
  • Dominican Republic – 1
  • Egypt – 2
  • France – 1
  • Ghana – 2
  • Kuwait – 1
  • Peru – 1
  • Vietnam – 2

Average GRE Scores

  • Verbal – 75%
  • Quantitative – 66%
  • Analytical – 64%

Average TOEFL Score

Eight of the 19 international students reported scores. The average score was 103.

Additional Degrees

Twenty-one students in the 2019 incoming class hold Master’s degrees.

MD/PhD

Four entering PhD students are enrolled in the MD/PhD program.

Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP Program) Students

Two incoming students completed the University of Rochester’s PREP program. 

Average Age

The 63 incoming students have an average age of 23 years with a range of 21-35 years. 

Race and Ethnicity

The following summarizes how the 56 US Citizens and Permanent Residents in the incoming 2019 class identify their own race and ethnicity:

  • American Indian/White – 2
  • Asian – 4
  • Black or African American – 5
  • Black or African American/White – 1
  • White – 29
  • Not Reported – 4

Ethnicity

  • Hispanic – 7

Groups Underrepresented in Science

Twenty-three members (36%) of the incoming 2019 class identify with one or more groups underrepresented in science.

Groups underrepresented in science include individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups (African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Hawaiian Natives, and natives of the U.S. Pacific Islands) and individuals with disabilities (those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities).

Male/Female Ratio

According to the students’ self-reported information the male/female ratio is the following:

  • Female – 41 incoming students
  • Male – 22 incoming students

Graduate Programs

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology – 5
  • Biophysics, Structural and Computational Biology – 5
  • Cell Biology of Disease – 9
  • Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology – 3
  • Epidemiology – 4
  • Genetics, Development and Stem Cells – 5
  • Health Services Research and Policy – 2
  • Immunology, Microbiology and Virology – 8
  • Neuroscience – 9
  • Statistics – 6
  • Toxicology – 3
  • Translational Biomedical Science – 4