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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.

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.

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?

UR Students Supporting Health Care Workers During Pandemic
The goal: to connect URMC's School of Medicine and Dentistry student to URMC employees called upon during the pandemic. To date, 65 students have volunteered to help take care of many daily life tasks; tasks that URMC staff may not have time to do right now. 

Everyone Wins - Alumni News
Nana Afoh-Manin '08M (MD), Joanne Moreau '07M (MD) and Briana DeCuir '03, '07M (MD), 
medical school classmates, just launched myCovidMD - a new initiative to help under-resourced communities during the pandemic. The initiative offers pop-up, drive-through COVID-19 testing sites along with follow up tele-health medical service for those who need them most through a convenient mobile app. 
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!

UR Schools of Nursing, Medicine Move Up in U.S. News Rankings
The University of Rochester's School of Nursing and School of Medicine and Dentistry once again placed among the top 35 schools ranked by the 2021 Best Graduate Schools guide produced by the U.S. News and World Report.

URMC Begins Clinical Trial for New COVID-19 Treatment
The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) is participating in a NIH-sponsored clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the investigational antiviral drug remdesivir in hospitalized adults diagnosed with COVID-19.