University of Rochester Education Partnership (UREP) To foster international graduate training in Biomedical & Health Sciences, the University of Rochester Medical Center recently signed exchange and cooperation agreements with leading medical schools in China, such as Zhejiang University School of Medicine (ZUSM) and Shanghai Jiao-Tong University School of Medicine (SJTUSM). China Partnership A new international Ph.D. training program has been created between URMC and partner institutions in China, including ZUSM and SJTUSM, that offers unique training and research opportunities to a highly selected cadre of top students each year. Participating students must be enrolled in full-time Ph.D. programs at their home institutions in China and will complete all academic requirements and coursework in China. They will also conduct an extended (two-year) period of cutting-edge research training at the University of Rochester, before returning to China to complete their education. All students will receive the Ph.D. degree from their home institution in China; degrees will not be conferred by the University of Rochester.