Medical Education

Celebrating the Class of 2024

Rochester’s 174th Commencement Ceremony marks the conferral of academic degrees for all graduates. The University Ceremony on May 17 kicks off a weekend of graduation ceremonies and events. University Commencement Weekend details are available online

While all degrees from all schools are conferred at the University Commencement Ceremony on May 17, school graduation ceremonies offer graduates an opportunity to be recognized individually.

All ceremonies will be live-streamed.

Many students have distinguished themselves by exceptional academic performance. Please join us in congratulating the Class of 2024 Prizes and Awards honorees.

One Day at a Time Fund inspired by the Make-A-Wish Foundation was created by family and friends of Jonathan Snitzer to financially support end of life wishes for terminal young adult cancer patients.


MD Program

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 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 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. 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.