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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.

University statement on Supreme Court affirmative action ruling:

"...we once again affirm the University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we recognize that higher education and society at-large benefit from the diversity of thought that emerges from the open exchange of ideas among people from different backgrounds, identities, experiences, and beliefs."

Why Rochester?

The biopsychosocial model and the Double Helix curriculum are just two of the things that make us unique.

Our People

Check out our class profile, and get an inside look at a day in the life of a Rochester medical student.

YoUR Journey

Early patient exposure, amazing research opportunities, and combined degrees. Learn about your journey at Rochester.

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Rochester Med Students on Instagram

This account celebrates the achievements and highlights events for both current and prospective medical school students from students' perspectives.

MD Class of 2023

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?

Science Backs Mind-Body Tools Like Meditation and Music for Cancer-Related Anxiety

Wilmot Cancer Institute oncologist, Alissa Huston, MD, associate professor of Medicine and Hematology/Oncology, was part of a national team that reviewed scientific data and made recommendations based on clinical study outcomes. Wilmot is somewhat unique in that its integrative oncology and wellness center is available, cost-free, for all Wilmot patients throughout the 27-county upstate New York region it serves.

HRSA Grant Supports Expanding Family Medicine Residency Program to Include Rural Health Initiatives
A three-year $750K HRSA grant to the University of Rochester Medical Center will support the training of Family Medicine residents in a rural setting and help increase access to Family Medicine and Obstetrics for historically marginalized and low-income rural residents and all women of reproductive age in Allegany, Livingston, Steuben and Wyoming counties.

Class of 2027 Code of Conduct
Every year, our incoming class creates a Code of Conduct which is a reminder to our students why they have chosen medicine. 

White Coat Ceremony Celebrates Beginning of Medical School Journey

White coats were presented to the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Class of 2027 during the traditional ceremony that marks the beginning of medical school for these future doctors. The 18th annual Robert L. & Lillian H. Brent White Coat Ceremony was held in the Larry and Cindy Bloch Alumni and Advancement Center on Aug. 18.

White Coat Ceremony Recording