Medical Student Education Update
September 2023 - Volume IX, Issue 1
University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry Policies
The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (URSMD) has updated and revised important medical student policies. Students, residents and faculty should be aware of these policies to optimize the learning environment. Policies and Procedures are located, in full, in the URSMD student handbook.
The Teacher-Learner polices can be directly accessed by visiting: https://mdpolicies.urmc.edu.
Double Helix Curriculum
SMD Educational Objectives
Alpha Omega Alpha Class of 2024
Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), founded in 1902, is the national medical honor society. Dedicated to the belief that in the profession of medicine we will improve care for all by recognizing high educational achievement, honoring gifted teaching, encouraging the development of leaders along with supporting the ideals of humanism while promoting service to others.
Election to Alpha Omega Alpha is an honor signifying a lasting commitment to professionalism, leadership, scholarship, research, and community service. A lifelong honor, membership in the society confers recognition for a physician's dedication to the profession and art of healing.
It is with great pride that we announce the election of the following Class of 2024 students into the AOA.
Patricia (Tricia) Jacobson
Howard (Mark) Kenney
Malavika (Malu) Satheesh
Anna (Ania) Stolarczyk
Tiffany (Tiff) Ting
Phase 4 student, Edgar I. Alaniz-Cantu has been selected as a recipient of the 2023 American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation Underrepresented in Medicine Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship.
Phase 4 student, Kevin Dillon received the Medical Society of the State of New York/Dr. Duane and Joyce Cady Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship.
Phase 4 student, Jonnby LaGuardia has been selected as a recipient of the 2023 American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship.
The onsite LCME survey visit is October 16th-18th. The LCME team will be meeting with members of the medical school community. Thank you to everyone for their contributions in serving on committees, reviewing drafts, completing surveys, and meeting with the accreditation team.
New Course Directors
The University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry welcomes the following new course, clerkship, and acting-internship directors:
Amit S. Dhamoon, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine, Hospital Medicine
Assistant Director, Primary Care Clerkship (Phase 2)
Caroline Donohue, MD
Senior Instructor, Department of Family Medicine
Director, Family Medicine Acting-Internship (Phase 4)
Katlyn McBride, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Geriatrics/Aging
Assistant Director, Foundations of Biopsychosocial Practice (Phase 1)
Meghan Train, DO
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Hospital Medicine
Assistant Director, Meliora in Medicine (Phase 1 & 2)
Natalie Whaley, MD
Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Director, Obstetrics & Gynecology Clerkship (Phase 3)
AlertUR is the University's emergency notification system. In the event of an emergency, alerts are sent to the University community by phone call, text message, or email. All students and employees are automatically enrolled with their University email address. You can opt to provide other contact information by logging in to the system with your NetID.
585-275-3333 or x13 at any Blue Light Phone
University Health Service
University Counseling Center
River Campus ID Office
Medical Center ID Office
The following videos, prepared by the Committee on Media Creation for Giving Effective Feedback at URSMD, provide a resource for faculty, residents, preceptors, small group leaders, and tutors in giving feedback to students.
There are many opportunities to teach medical students at URSMD. Different formats and options include:
- Clinical teaching in the clerkships
- Small Group teaching
- Serving as a Problem Based Learning tutor
- Serving as preceptor for Phase 1 and Phase 2 medical students in primary care offices.
Please contact the Office of Curriculum and Assessment at (585) 275-0827 to discuss the different options available.