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Our People

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.

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

Medical Student Diversity 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: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/equity-antiracism-action-plan.aspx

Class Profile

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

  • Class size is 104 students
  • Average age is 24
  • Age range is 20 - 37
  • About 51% are women
  • From about 25–30 different states each year
  • From 58 different colleges and universities
  • 63% are science majors
  • About 65% take a year or more off before entering medical school
  • 6% are MD/PhD (NIH-funded MSTP)
  • 40–50% participate in an international medicine project
  • Mean GPA is between 3.70 and 3.80
  • Mean MCAT score is 515
  • 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.

Meet our Students

Our students are the best way to find out what makes Rochester special. Let your future classmates tell you what they love about this community.

Beatriz Folch is a third-year medical student. See what she’s achieved at Rochester. Watch her story.

Ramzi Abboud is a second-year medical student who is balancing home life and school. Watch his story.