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Orientation Information

August 13-17, 2018

Orientation will begin on Monday, August 13, 2018 with a continental breakfast at 8:00 a.m. in the Flaum Atrium (area G-9500 of the School of Medicine & Dentistry). Please note: Unless otherwise noted, most days have scheduled activities from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Attendance is mandatory at all orientation sessions.

Please click here for the 2018 Orientation Week Schedule.

Required Orientation Forms Website Login

https://admissions.urmc.rochester.edu/oee/examsstudent/studentlogin.cfm

Verification of Eligibility

  • Make sure the appropriate documents are in your possession when you arrive for registration.  You will note that in some instances, certain documents will satisfy more than one requirement.  You must bring the following original  (not copies) and valid (not expired) documentation to registration the week of August 6 – 10:

Documents that Establish Identity, one of the following

  • State-issued driver's license (or State Identification Card) with a photograph, or information that includes name, sex, height, weight, color of eyes, and date of birth;

  • United States Military Card;

  • United States Passport;

  • Certificate of United States Citizenship;

  • Certificate of Naturalization; or

  • Alien Registration Card issued by United States Immigration to verify Permanent Residency.

Documents that Establish Citizenshipone of the following:

  • United States Military Card;

  • United States Passport;

  • Certificate of United States Citizenship;

  • Certificate of Naturalization;

  • Birth Certificate issued by a state, county, or municipal authority, bearing a seal or similar certification;

  • Alien Registration Card; or

  • Visa

Documents that Establish State Residency, one of the following:

  • State-issued driver's license (or State Identification Card) with a photograph, or information that includes name, sex, height, weight, color of eyes, and date of birth;

  • State-issued registration certificate for a motor vehicle owned by you; or 

  • State-issued voter registration card.

CPR Certification

  • The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry requires that all medical students be certified in Basic Life Support. Certification or re-certification will not be part of a medical school course, but will be a stand-alone session to be scheduled at the student's convenience prior to December 30th. The URSMD requires a CPR BLS Certification Card.

    As a compliance requirement, each entering student is required to provide the Student Services Office with a copy of his/her certification card by December 30, of his or her first year of medical school. Documentation of current certification will exempt students from needing to do an original or refresher course during their first semester. Their certification and expiration dates will be noted in their permanent records. For most students, a re-certification will be required at the end of second year or during the summer of the third year. A copy of the re-certification card must be submitted to the Student Services Office for placement in the permanent record.

    Certification can be obtained through the Medical School's Center for Experiential Learning or any certified agency.  The Center for Experiential Learning offers an online American Heart Association certification (original and refresher) throughout the year to medical students at no charge.  This certification is valid for two years.

    Although students have until December 30, to complete the certification process, they are encouraged to complete the requirement as soon as possible.  For additional information consult the following Center for Experiential Learning website for an online course.

Robert L. & Lillian H. Brent White Coat Ceremony / Reception

  • There will be a White Coat Ceremony on Friday, August 17th @ 9:00 a.m.

    After the White Coat Ceremony, there will be the mandatory Biopsychosocial Integration Conference from 11:00-12:00 pm followed by a non-mandatory luncheon celebration from 12:00-1:30 pm. 

    The lunch reception will take place on Friday, August 17th, 2018 from 12:00 -1:30 pm.

    While there is not a fee for the members of the Class of 2021, there is a fee for each guest attending the lunch.  To facilitate the School's ability to plan, advance reservations are required for all lunch guests.  Incoming students should fill out the reply form located on the Orientation website to indicate their attendance and the number of guests they will have attending the lunch.  The luncheon is not mandatory so it is very important to complete the reservation form.

    Following the Biopsychosocial Integration Conference, orientation week is officially over and students are free to attend the White Coat Luncheon or enjoy the afternoon with friends and family in the Rochester community.