At this time, The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is not accepting applications or on-site international visiting students for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Visiting International Student Requirements
Upon being chosen by your school, the following documents must be sent to the OMSIEP office:
- A letter of intent describing your interest in studying at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
- A copy of your curriculum vitae
- A letter of recommendation from your Dean or senior student affairs official
- A completed Certificate of Good Standing with your institution's seal
- Two letters of recommendation from Faculty members from your home institution
- An official transcript from your home institution- transcripts must list grades/marks for all completed courses. Transcripts listing only the hours completed for each course will not be accepted.
- Certificate (TOEFL or equivalent) proving proficiency in the English language. Proof of English language proficiency is not required for American and Canadian citizens. IF YOU DO NOT MAKE THE MINIMUM SCORES LISTED BELOW, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN ELECTIVES.
TOEFL (Paper-based and internet-based test): Minimum score 100
Individual Minimums for the TOEFL internet-based test:
To have ETS send your TOEFL results to the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, use 2948 as the school code.
Technical Standards Policy
All applicants accepted to the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry must be able to meet the School’s technical standards. Students are asked to review the standards and to sign a form certifying they have read, understand, and are able to meet the standards.
The School of Medicine is prepared to provide reasonable accommodations to students who are accepted and who have physical and learning disabilities (e.g.: mobility impairments, chronic illnesses, dyslexia and other learning disabilities). The University will review the information in order to determine whether a reasonable accommodation can be made. The University reserves the right to reject any requests for accommodation, that in its judgment would involve the use of an intermediary that would in effect require a student to rely on someone else’s power of selection and observation, fundamentally alter the nature of the School’s educational program, lower academic standards, cause an undue hardship on the School, or endanger the safety of patients or others.
Questions regarding the Technical Standards Policy should be directed to Dean Kathryn Castle, PhD, at Kathryn_Castle@URMC.Rochester.edu or (585) 273-4322
Religious Observance Policy
In order to be in compliance with New York State Education Law 224-a, the University has adopted the following statement regarding respect for students’ religious beliefs.
“As provided in New York Education Law Section 224-a, students who choose not to register for classes, attend classes or take exams on certain days because of their religious beliefs will be given an equivalent opportunity to register for classes or to make up the work requirements or exams they miss, without penalties or additional fees.”
If the requested accommodations in effect require or result in students not participating in required educational experiences, a review committee will be convened to evaluate the reasonableness of the requested accommodations and if granting such will substantially alter the depth and integrity of the educational requirements for University of Rochester electives.
Religious Observance Policy.