Mission: We improve the health of individuals and populations through an innovative medical education program that emphasizes inclusion, humility, and personal growth.
Vision: We inspire diverse learners to become compassionate leaders in medicine and science by emphasizing collaboration, discovery and excellence.
Values: The URSMD MD program embraces the IICARE values of Integrity, Inclusion, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.
The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (URSMD) is dedicated to training future humanistic physicians who are leaders in clinical medicine, research, and administration. The “Double Helix Curriculum—Translations and Transitions” integrates clinical and basic science throughout four years emphasizing the Biopsychosocial Model. Our curriculum includes instruction in the pillars of Collaborative Care, Technology in Medicine, and Professional Identity Formation. Our instruction utilizes a variety of modalities including problem based learning, small group experiences, simulation, and team based learning. Medical Humanities transcend our curriculum to facilitate education in innovative and creative ways. Outcomes assessments guide students in achieving excellence.
Numerous research opportunities, community service, elective pathways, and international opportunities assist students in achieving their long-term educational and career goals. The school is committed to setting the highest standards in medical education and serving as a national model for innovation and continuous improvement in medical student education. We welcome your exploration of our website which will allow you to appreciate the Rochester difference.
View the MD Program Strategic Plan