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Medical Student Education Newsletter - September 2016

September, 2016 Volume II, 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 2020

On August 12, we officially welcomed the medical school Class of 2020 with the Annual White Coat Ceremony.  Please visit this link below to read about our unique medical students.

Save the Date: May 4-6, 2017

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Northeast Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA) 2017 Annual Conference will be hosted by the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, May 4-6, 2017.  This conference will focus on medical education research and innovation and will include plenary sessions, workshops, short communications, and posters. 

The NEGEA is now accepting abstracts for interactive workshops, short communications, small group discussions and posters.  Please click here to access the Call for Abstracts

For additional information about the NEGEA annual conference, please visit the NEGEA website.

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: