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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. University of Pennsylvania
  3. Harvard University
  4. Yale University
  5. Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai
  6. NYU School of Medicine
  7. University of California - San Francisco
  8. Brown University
  1. Weill SOM Cornell University
  2. Stanford University
  3. University of Southern California
  4. University of California - Los Angeles
  5. Washington University - St. Louis
  6. University of Pittsburgh
  7. University of Massachusetts 
  8. Ohio State University

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

Match Day

Match Day 2020

Match Day 2019


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:

  • 99% – 3-year average1 pass rate for USMLE STEP 1
  • 99% – 3-year average1 pass rate for USMLE STEP 2(CK)
  • 99% – 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.

  • 99% – 3-year average1 retention rate
  • 99% – 3-year average1 match rate
  • 21% of graduates matched with Rochester over the last 5 years
  • 99% - 3-year average2 MD, MD/MBA and MD/PhD completion or expected3 completion rate 

Where Do Our Graduates End Up?

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URMC Match Statistics

See Where Rochester Can Take You: Alumni Stories

Group of smiling womenA 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.

Nana Afoh-Manin '08M (MD), Joanne Moreau '07M (MD) and Briana DeCuir '03, '07M (MD), medical school classmates, just launched myCovidMD - a new initiative to help under-resourced communities during the pandemic. The initiative offers pop-up, drive-through COVID-19 testing sites along with follow up tele-health medical service for those who need them most through a convenient mobile app. 

To date, the group has held three pop-up, drive-through testing events in Los Angeles, testing approximately 300 people in the process. In the coming weeks, the group will ramp up to host additional testing pop-up drive-thru events in Los Angeles, California, as well as Queens, New York, and Detroit, Michigan, with more to come.

“It’s heartening to see so many people step up to do the right thing for someone else,” says Dr. Afoh-Manin. “We would love for URMC students and alumni to join us as volunteers and donors, and additional information can be found at”


1 3 year average for academic years 2019 - 2021.

2 3 year average completion rate for students who matriculated into MD, MD/MBA and MD/PhD programs from 2013 – 2015.

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 2013 – 2015 are still in PhD or MD portion of the program and are, therefore, expected to complete.