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Why Give?

At the University of Rochester, physician-scientist training is completely supported during medical school and the beginning of graduate school through the National Institutes of Health Medical Scientist Training Program mechanism, as well as a continued commitment from the School of Medicine and Dentistry. For the remainder of graduate school, a student’s support is derived from traditional funding mechanisms, including the student’s mentor. All students receive a stipend, full tuition waiver, an academic allowance, and health insurance during all years of the program.

In total, eight years of MSTP training is estimated at around $500,000 or more per student, not including programmatic costs such as co-curricular MSTP events, administrative costs, and miscellaneous expenses. While the Rochester MSTP employs multiple funding mechanisms to support its students, costs of training continue to grow. In addition, our program aims to continue innovating its curriculum and expanding its classes through the coming years in order to meet the growing need for MD/PhD-trained physician-scientists.

Thank you for training at Rochester and taking a personal interest in the continued success of our program. We invite you to please consider giving back to our program to support the next generation of physician-scientists at the University of Rochester.

Ways to Give

By Mail

Please make your check payable to the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in U.S. dollars and send it to:

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Office of Academic Development and Alumni Relations
300 East River Road
P.O. Box 278996
Rochester, NY 14627-8996

Please also print out a giving form and mail it with your check. Until an MSTP-specific form is uploaded, please check Other for the account, and write Medical Scientist Training Program in the blank.

Give Online

Please use our online giving form to quickly and securely make a gift to the School of Medicine and Dentistry using your credit card. You may specify an area where you would like your gift to be used, and indicate if your gift is in honor of someone special. Click here to give online.

Give by Wiring Funds

To wire funds to the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, please contact Debra Rossi, at (585) 275-3903 for specific instructions.

Give Appreciated Stocks or Other Assets

By donating appreciated stocks, bonds, and mutual fund shares that have been owned for more than one year, donors can avoid capital gains tax. They also receive an income tax deduction for the fair market value of the gift.

A security’s gift value is determined by its fair market value on the day you make the gift. In the case of certificates mailed to us, the date of gift is the date of mailing; if the shares are transferred to the University on the books of a broker or agent, then the gift date is the date of transfer.

To make a gift of securities or stock, please contact Debra Rossi at (585) 275-3903 for specific instructions.

Give Through Your Estate

Visit the Trusts & Estates Website to learn more about different kinds of assets you can use to make a gift to URMC.

Recognition Societies

The University of Rochester and School of Medicine and Dentistry recognizes leadership gifts in a variety of ways. Please click the links below to learn more.

For More Information

Contact the School of Medicine and Dentistry Office of Academic Development and Alumni Relations at 800-333-4428 or via email.