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Our People

Class of 2023 Graduates on Steps

At Rochester, our students come from many backgrounds. But they have some amazing things in common: they are driven, accomplished, caring individuals, each with a unique story of their own.

Class of 2027 White Coat Ceremony

Diversity - Ever more equitable. Ever more inclusive. Ever better.

We are dedicated to cultivating an equitable, racially and socially just affirming culture at the University of Rochester. We are guided by the idea of moving away from diversity or equity and inclusion as an isolated initiative to Equity and Inclusion as a catalyst for institutional excellence. The University of Rochester Medical Center aspires to make every person feel safe, welcome, and supported at all times; to be a place where everyone, regardless of identity or challenges they face, is lifted up to become their best and healthiest selves; to serve as a powerful force for eliminating racism, division, and exclusion in our communities and beyond.  Our five-year plan to achieve this vision reflects input and ideas from medical students, residents, trainees, faculty members, and staff across the Medical Center, along with supportive groups and individuals from the Greater Rochester community. It calls us—as individuals and collectively as an institution—to build, recruit, nurture, exemplify, and engage in the work of being anti-racist.

Equity & Anti-Racism Action Plan

Our five-year plan to achieve this vision reflects input and ideas from medical students, residents, trainees, faculty members, and staff across the Medical Center, along with supportive groups and individuals from the Greater Rochester community. It calls us—as individuals and collectively as an institution—to build, recruit, nurture, exemplify, and engage in the work of being anti-racist. We welcome you to explore our anti-racism plan in further detail.

Picture of Medical Students at White Coat Ceremony

Class Profile

Here are some statistics to give you an idea of who makes up our student body.

  • Class size is 105 students
  • Average age is 24
  • Age range is 21 - 37
  • About 50% are women
  • From 38 different states
  • From 152 different colleges and universities
  • 69% are science majors
  • About 68% take a year or more off before entering medical school
  • 7% are MD/PhD (NIH-funded MSTP)
  • 50% participate in an international medicine project
  • Mean GPA is 3.82
  • Mean MCAT score is 516
  • 10% have advanced degrees (master’s and doctorates)

Class Profile Information

 

Our students have developed the Rainbow Book  to highlight resources for the LGBTQ Community.

Class Code of Conduct

We, the Class of 2027, promise to uphold this Code of Conduct as we embark on our shared, lifelong journey.

We recognize and celebrate that we come from diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. We are grateful for those who have supported us along the way.

We are humbled by the privilege and responsibility bestowed upon those in our chosen profession. We accept our imperfections and promise to cultivate a culture of collaboration and forgiveness toward ourselves and others.

We are here to learn the art, science, and ethics of healing. We seek to do this while fostering curiosity, building community, and honoring all people. We uphold the values of compassion, humility, resilience, and accountability.

We acknowledge that we are part of a flawed society. We will confront harmful biases and aim to abolish all forms of injustice. We will advocate for our patients, community, environment, and ourselves. We will strive to act with integrity, honor, and professionalism.

We are unified by our shared goal: to support one another as we create a healthier world.

As future physicians, we will follow these guiding principles to embody the essence of Meliora: ever better.

Each year during orientation, the incoming medical school class writes their code of conduct which is displayed in the Ryan Case Method Room to remind the future physicians of the values and guidelines they plan to abide by.