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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.

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

MD Class of 2022

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?

In a World Full of 3D Models, Researchers Build a New One for Leukemia

Ben Frisch, Ph.D., assistant professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Rochester, and colleagues have been building what is known as a modular bone-marrow-on-chip to enhance the investigation of leukemia stem cells. The tiny device recapitulates the entire human bone marrow microenvironment and its complex network of cellular and molecular components involved in blood cancers.  

Many minds, many methods, one brain
Frederick J. and Marion A. Schindler Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory now houses the Mobile Brain/ Body Imaging system (MoBI), and its whirr is matched by the sound of the nearly 50 scientists who are in and out of the lab at any given time, aiming to answer difficult questions relating to the brain. The lab’s major contributions have been in multisensory integration – how the senses are knit together in the brain and how this function goes awry in neurodevelopmental disorders like autism spectrum disorder. The lab has also expanded our understanding of the role of oscillations – or brain rhythms in attention.

Caring Buffalo nurse receives new heart, second chance
Abbey, a graduate of Bennett High School, is the 300th person to receive a new heart at Strong Memorial Hospital. The life-saving, five-hour surgery was performed by cardiac transplant surgeons Igor Gosev, M.D., Ph.D., and Katherine Wood, M.D., and anesthesiologist Julie Wyrobek, M.D.

Class of 2025 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. 

Concerned about Breast and Ovarian Cancer? Research Brings Progress

Two new innovations could make it easier for doctors to decipher when cancers that impact women are present and need urgent attention.