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A Message from the Director

Dr. O'Banion

Welcome, and thank you for considering Rochester for your physician-scientist training!

The Medical Scientist Training (MD/PhD) Program provides training for some of the most demanding and rewarding careers available today.

At Rochester, we develop talent through interactive research, teaching, patient care, and individual mentoring. There are roughly 5,600 undergraduate, 4,200 graduate, and 400 medical students. Research and training occurs under the single roof of the Medical Center and immediately adjacent departments of the Schools of Arts, Sciences, and Hajim Engineering. Clinical aspects of medicine are intertwined with coursework and research from the beginning to the end in Rochester's MD/PhD Curriculum.

Rochester's size and physical layout allows an interactive, cooperative, informal, and supportive atmosphere that optimizes both intellectual and personal growth.

Program students take advantage of outstanding opportunities in a wide range of areas, reflecting an appreciation that research aimed at understanding human health and disease takes many forms. Rochester is committed to providing the very best environment for research.

I personally invite you to consider our institute for your combined degree training in order to develop the skills and expertise needed to become a physician-scientist. The thrill of discovery and the satisfaction of bringing science and medicine together provide rewards that are matched by few endeavors and here at Rochester, our program and environment are designed to maximize this synergism.

M. Kerry O'Banion, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Medical Scientist Training Program