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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

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Welcome to Rochester

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is dedicated to training future physicians/scientists/humanists who excel and become leaders in their professions. We pride ourselves in our diverse student body, are committed to respect for the individual, value community and global involvement, and are proud to be known as the “liberal arts of medical schools.”

David R. Lambert, MD, senior associate dean for Medical Student Education discusses the Rochester difference.