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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

99%

3-year average pass rate for USMLE STEP 1

21%

of students identify with groups under-represented in medicine

38

different states represented by students

99%

3-year average match rate

What's New?

2020-2021 Applicants Only: Levitan Family Scholarship Available!
The Levitan Family Endowed Scholarship, offered once every four years, fully supports an international student in their quest to becoming a physician. Established in 2007, this scholarship is designed to cover all costs associated with obtaining a medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for a qualified international student. 

Quick COVID-detecting Nasal Swab Card, Tested at URMC, is Approved for Use
A $5 test that detects COVID-19 from a nasal swab within 15 minutes -- and has been evaluated in a clinical trial at the University of Rochester Medical Center -- has received FDA Emergency Use Authorization for use by doctors, nurses, school nurses, pharmacists and other health care providers.
Class of 2024 Code of Conduct
Every year, our incoming class creates a Code of Conduct. While we start the year in unprecendented times, it is a reminder to our students why they have chosen medicine. 

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.