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Medical Student Education Update

May 2023 - Volume VlII, Issue 3


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 beMeliora 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:

Double Helix Curriculum

SMD Educational Objectives  

Student News

Class of 2023 Match Results

From Rochester's class of 2023, 32 students will stay at the University of Rochester Medical Center for their residency training and 70 will go elsewhere. The majority are staying in New York State (44) followed next by Pennsylvania (10), then California (9), and the rest of the 2023 graduates will be in 18 other states. Overall, UR SMD students pursuing residency training were placed in 23 different specialties, with the largest concentrations in Internal Medicine (19), Anesthesiology (9), Pediatrics (8), and Emergency Medicine (8).

To read more about this year's match, click here.



Friday, May 12, 9:00 am

Class 2023 Degree Conferral/University Ceremony: All Graduates, All Degrees, All Schools

Fauver Stadium at the Brian F. Prince Athletic Complex, River Campus

Access to the live broadcast


Saturday, May 13, 12:00 pm

Class 2023 School of Medicine & Dentistry (MD) Graduation Ceremony

Kodak Hall, Eastman Campus

Access to Zoom broadcast


2023 Presidential - Stronger as One Diversity Award

Congratulations to fourth year medical student, Dalton LaBarge who received the Change Maker Award during the Presidential – Stronger as One Diversity Award Ceremony! The Presidential Stronger as One Diversity Awards honor faculty, staff, students, the Greater Rochester Community and a member of the Board of Trustees whose actions, activities, and accomplishments support our five institutional equity, diversity, and inclusion priorities toward making the University of Rochester a welcoming an inclusive environment. The recipients of the awards model equity, access and transformative change where all students, staff and faculty can thrive, change and make the organization and its internal and external communities ever better. The Change Maker Award recognizes a student(s) – undergraduate, graduate or postdoctoral fellow and/or student organization that aims to cultivate a fair and just climate, culture and community with an equitable, diverse and inclusive lens at the University of Rochester and/or its surrounding communities. Dalton was nominated by Jessica Guzman-rea, Brianna Theobald, Flavia Nobay, and Cheyenne I Reuben Thomas


Sarnoff Fellowship for 2023-2024

Congratulations to 3rd year medical student, George Olverson who was awarded a Sarnoff Fellowship for 2023-24. In this prestigious program, he will spend a year research in a biomedical research facility in the U.S. A highly competitive program, the program seeks individuals with “demonstrated intellectual and academic achievement, as well as leadership ability.”


RISE: Developing Future Leaders in Academic Medicine & Science

Kalese Goodwin, Class of 2026 has been chosen to participate in the AAMC’s leadership seminar for rising second year students called RISE: Developing Future Leaders in Academic Medicine & Science. The program will be held in Washington, DC this June.


Faculty News


NEGEA Scholars Grant

Congratulations to Dr. David Staudt who received a Scholars Grant from the NorthEast Group on Student Affairs (NEGEA) for his proposal: “A Realist Evaluation of a Longitudinal Point of Care Ultrasound Program”. Dr. Staudt oversees the ultrasound component of Meliora in Medicine.


Emergency Resources


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.

Public Safety
585-275-3333 or x13 at any Blue Light Phone

RESTORE/Rape Crisis
(585) 546-2777

University Health Service
(585) 275-2662

University Counseling Center
(585) 275-3113

River Campus ID Office
(585) 275-3975

Medical Center ID Office
(585) 273-2000

University Parking
(585) 275-4524

(585) 273-4567

Giving Feedback

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. 

Teaching Opportunities at URSMD

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.