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The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry was begun in 1925 as one of the first medical schools to integrate basic science and clinical medicine. That tradition has continued incorporating the biopsychosocial approach to patient care.

Our outstanding medical education program is augmented by our numerous community service opportunities and well established international health options. The translational science at our institution links our cutting edge basic science with clinical applications-mirroring our curriculum.

Mark B Taubman, M.D.

“I believe there's never been a more exciting time to become a physician or medical scientist. We are challenged to reinvent a health care system that offers ready access to high quality care for all and does so at a sustainable cost. New knowledge and teamwork between scientists, physicians and others will open individualized treatments and cures that have, until now, been unimaginable. We seek applicants with curiosity and a passion for continuous improvement, then instill the collegiality and patient-focus that will prepare them to make health care Ever Better. We welcome your interest.”

Mark. B. Taubman, M.D.
Dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry

Flavia Nobay, M.D.“Applicants to the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry are bright, diverse, and talented women and men who are drawn to the medical profession by their love of learning, innate curiosity, and genuine commitment to serve others. In addition to a sound foundation in the sciences, entering Rochester students often have participated in significant and sustained community service to those most vulnerable in our society, have had meaningful clinical volunteer or work experiences, and have been active in research and the creation of new knowledge.”

Flavia Nobay, MD
Associate Dean for Admissions
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine