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Medical Student Education Update - October 2017

October, 2017 Volume III, Issue 3


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.

Welcome Class of 2021!

On August 18, we officially welcomed the medical school's Class of 2021 with the Annual White Coat Ceremony.  Click here to read a profile of our unique medical students.

URSMD featured on AMA Wire

David R. Lambert, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Medical Student Education presented at a recent AMA ChangeMedEd™ 2017 national conference about the creation of 4th year Specialty-specific Competencies to help guide student learning in preparation for internship.

To read about the program, which was featured in AMA Wire, please click here.

News and Notes

Congratulations to Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and Primary Care Clerkship adult preceptor, Rick Constantino, MD, who received the Albert David Kaiser Medal. The Kaiser Medal is the highest honor bestowed by the Rochester Academy of Medicine. It is awarded to one physician who exemplifies outstanding professional and personal qualities and lifetime service in areas of medicine, public health and/or community welfare. 

URSMD Class of 2009 graduate, Shahla M. Jilani, MD has been appointed a 2017-2018

White House Fellow.  This fellowship is a non-partisan program created in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson to offer men and women first-hand experience working in the federal government.  To read about the 2017-2018 White House Fellows, including Dr. Jilani, please click here.

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: