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UR Medical graduates are highly desired across the nation. Check out the opportunities for your future.

Match Day Facts

Top 16 residency sites, in rank order, that Rochester graduates have matched with over the last five years:

  1. University of Rochester (21% of grads)
  2. Yale University
  3. University of Pittsburgh
  4. University of Pennsylvania
  5. University of Washington
  6. University of California-San Francisco
  7. Cornell University
  8. Tufts University
  1. Albert Einstein SOM
  2. Brown University
  3. Oregon Health Sciences University
  4. Harvard University
  5. Northwestern University
  6. Vanderbilt University
  7. Duke University
  8. University of California-Los Angeles

Take a look at our URMC Residency Match Statistics by department for the last four years.

Match Day

March Matchness: SMD Grads Excitedly Learn Where They’re Headed Next

Match Day 2019

Match Day 2018

student match dayPreparing You for the Next Step: Outcomes Data

Throughout your medical education, you will transform yourself, make discoveries, and change lives. But it all culminates in getting your medical degree and beginning the career you’ve worked so hard for. At Rochester, we prepare you for your future. Take a look at our outcomes data:

  • 98.68% – 3-year average1 pass rate for USMLE STEP 1
  • 99.33% – 3-year average1 pass rate for USMLE STEP 2(CK)
  • 99.65% – 3-year average1 pass rate for USMLE STEP 2(CS)
  • 98.58% – 3-year average1 pass rate for USMLE STEP 3

We are also proud to have high retention and match rates. Our students have gone all over the country for their residencies, while many graduates include Rochester in their top choices.

  • 98.72% – 3-year average1 retention rate
  • 98.31% – 3-year average1 match rate
  • 21% of graduates matched with Rochester over the last 5 years
  • 98.70% - 3-year average2 MD, MD/MBA and MD/PhD completion or expected3 completion rate 

Where Do Our Graduates End Up?

The graduates from our MD program go all over the United States to continue their learning experience through a residency. You can view the map below to see what Residency and locations our Graduates have gone on to.

The map below reflects where URSMD graduates have done residency training outside of our medical center. Annually, 20-25% of our graduates remain here for training.

See Where Rochester Can Take You: Alumni Stories

clifford piereA Rochester education prepares you to pursue your passions. Our alumni have gone on to practice in many areas of medicine and still focus on projects related to their personal interests.

As Chief of Radiology and President of the Medical Staff at F.F. Thompson Hospital, Dr. Ben Wandtke (MD ’03) is focused on improving patient safety, communication between health care providers, and the patient experience through the use of medical informatics.

His funded research focuses on health system quality improvement, most notably the development of the Backstop radiology recommendation tracking system that ensures patients with potentially serious conditions receive timely follow-up care. What started as a pilot program four years ago, the Backstop program now tracks more than 6,000 recommendations per year across the UR Medicine system.  “Every patient deserves their best chance for a cure,” Wandtke said. “If there’s a technology out there that helps make this a reality, you absolutely should embrace it. The problem of delayed diagnosis related to actionable radiology findings is universal, but it does not have to be. Natural language processing-based analytics coupled with database technology and a human touch have nearly eliminated this problem at the University of Rochester.” 

Wandtke talked more about the program, its successes and impressive results with Healthcare IT News.


1 3 year average for academic years 2014 – 2016.

2 3 year average completion rate for students who matriculated into MD, MD/MBA and MD/PhD programs from 2008 – 2010.

3 The length of the MD/PhD program can vary from 5 – 10 years and some of the students who matriculated into this program from 2008 – 2010 are still in PhD or MD portion of the program and are, therefore, expected to complete.