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Medical Student Education Newsletter - May 2016

May, 2016 Volume 2, Issue 2


msed-2 Welcome to the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry's medical student education update. This quarterly newsletter is a way to keep you connected to medical student education. In this and future newsletters, you will learn about important medical student policies, curriculum updates and innovations, and student and faculty happenings. We greatly appreciate your dedication to medical education and hope that this newsletter will improve the way that we connect to and inform our community.

Medical Student News: Accepted abstracts, publications, presentations, and research awards

Many University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry medical students were recognized for the academic research contributions, via abstracts and presentations, at local and national meetings this past academic year.  Several students also participated in research, that led to authorship in publications and research awards.

Please click here to view a listing of medical student presentations, abstracts, publications and research awards.

Class of 2016 Match Results

On March 18, 2016, the Class of 2016 learned where they are headed for residency. Our students matched in the following areas: 5 in Anesthesiology; 2 in Child Neurology; 9 in Emergency Medicine; 10 in Family Medicine; 18 in Internal Medicine; 2 in Medicine-Pediatrics; 7 in Medicine-Preliminary; 8 in Neurology; 3 in Neurological Surgery; 6 in Obstetrics/Gynecology; 3 in Orthopaedic Surgery; 2 in Otolaryngology; 1 in Anatomic & Clinical Pathology; 9 in Pediatrics; 3 in Plastic Surgery-Integrated; 5 in Psychiatry; 3 in Surgery-General; 1 in Surgery-Preliminary; 1 in Preventive Medicine; 2 in Urology.

For a complete match list and to view the Match Day 2016 Photo Gallery, please click here.

Faculty News

Annette Medina WalpoleUniversity of Rochester Medical Center geriatrician Annette (Annie) Medina-Walpole, M.D., will be honored with the 2016 Dennis W. Jahnigen Memorial Public Service Award by the American Geriatric Society (AGS) at its Annual Scientific Meeting in May. Dr. Medina-Walpole is a professor of medicine and acting chief in the Division of Geriatrics and Aging.

The Dennis W. Jahnigen Memorial Award was established in 1999 in memory of Dr. Jahnigen, and is awarded to an eminent individual with a nationally recognized, distinguished career in geriatrics education. Dr. Medina-Walpole will be recognized for her outstanding leadership skills in developing and implementing geriatrics teaching in medical schools, her role in mentoring students and trainees that are considering careers in geriatrics; and her many contributions to integrate the discipline of geriatrics into undergraduate curriculum.

Congratulations to Dr. Medina-Walpole on her many contributions to medical education.

To read the full story, click here.

NEGEA Innovations in Medical Education Award

The Northeast Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA) presented its second annual "Innovations in Medical Education Award" on Saturday April 9th to the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry team that designed and implemented the "Addressing Disparities in Healthcare" (ADH) module taught in year one of the MD program. Congratulations and appreciation go to Sarah Peyre, EdD; Anne Nofziger, MD; Christopher Mooney, PhD, MPH, MA; Marjorie Shaw, JD, PhD; Theresa Green, PhD, MBA; and Andrew Wolf, MS, RN; ACNP.  This one day interprofessional education experience focuses on social determinants of health, population health, and ethics.

Adolph Auditorium Renovation Complete

Adolph AuditoriumThe Adolph Auditorium opened its doors to student learning in January.  The renovated auditorium has increased table top space with outlets for students to facilitate learning with an electronic iPad based curriculum. In addition to the structural renovations, the school has upgrade d the auditorium's technology resources. Student feedback regarding the new space has been extremely positive and has improved the learning environment.

URSMD Commencement

School of Medicine commencement exercises will be held on Friday May 13 at 4:00 pm at Eastman Theatre. URSMD graduate, Dr. Richard Hodes (M.D., '82) will be the keynote speaker, the faculty speaker will be Dr. Robert Horowitz and the student speaker will be Joseph Stewart.  Please contact Student Services at 275-4537 for more information.

Teaching Opportunities at the University of Rochester School of Medicine

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 1st and 2nd year medical students in primary care offices.

Please contact the Office of Curriculum and Assessment at 275-0827 to discuss the different options available.

School of Medicine and 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: