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Transforming the Learner

At the University of Rochester, we know that you aren't just choosing a medical school. You’re looking for the place where you will begin your transformation.

We prepare you for the art and the science of your life’s work. We are guided by the core principle of Meliora, meaning “Ever Better.” We aspire to be a medical school of the highest order, where individuals can achieve their highest objectives, unhindered by constraints on access, creativity, or participation.

From the start of your medical education, you will get new opportunities and perspectives. From our Double Helix curriculum, which gives you early clinical experiences, to our revolutionary biopsychosocial model, helping you develop into a doctor who sees not only disease, but the complete person.

This is the beginning of your journey. Let us help you change the world through your individual path.

Patient-Focused to Make Health Care Ever Better

“The biopsychosocial model is 100% lived here. You're in a tight-knit community that values respect, integrity, diversity, advocacy, and patient-centered care. People recognize and engage with each other in a patient-focused way. That’s a difference–maker.”

David Bernstein
MD Class of 2019

David Bernstein

Rochester's Medical School at a Glance


3-year average pass rate for USMLE STEP 1


of students identify with groups under-represented in medicine


different states represented by students


3-year average match rate

What's New?

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Postdoctoral Association Monthly Meeting

March 04 @ 10:00 AM

School of Medicine and Dentistry Anderson Room G-8534

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Opioid Overdose Prevention Training

March 11 @ 5:00 PM

Strong Memorial Hospital Office of Mental Health Promotion Department of Psychiatry G.9271

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Postdoctoral Association Monthly Meeting

May 06 @ 10:00 AM

School of Medicine and Dentistry Learning Lab 2-7536

More Events »
Meet your 2019-2020 Wellness and Resilience Committee Members 
Student resources are listed on the "Wellness Resources" button at the top of each page. Please contact Dr. Newton with any website suggestions! Read more here. 

New Autism Guidelines
In a report by lead author Susan Hyman, M.D., professor at the University of Rochester Medical Center's Golisano Children's Hospital, the American Academy of Pediatrics has updated recommendations for early screening and treatment for developmental delays before official autism diagnosis. Read more here.

AAMC Virtual Fair
Interested in applying to our medical school? Come chat with us at the free Virtual Medical School Fair. Date: February 20, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM ET. Register here.