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The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, part of the University of Rochester Medical Center (abbreviated URMC), is one of the oldest and most respected medical schools in the country. The school has received national attention for its Double Helix curriculum, which combines classroom work with research and clinical experience from the first day. Students from the School of Medicine and Dentistry have gone on to lead departments in top medical centers across the country.
The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is committed to Medical Education, Medical Science, and Medical Practice for the Benefit of Humanity. Click here for their Mission Statement. URMC has 26 residency programs with 531 residents and 42 fellowship programs with 120 fellows. Almost 400 graduate students are in training to become the basic, translational and clinical investigators of the future.
The commitment to education at URMC is quite broad, encompassing medical students, nursing students, graduate students, medical and dental residents and fellows.
In undergraduate medical education, the concept of integrating cutting-edge, evidenced-based medical science and the relationship-centered art of clinical medical practice is embodied in their "Double Helix Curriculum," which interweaves basic science and clinical work throughout all four years of medical school. This blend of the art and science of medicine also distinguishes their post-graduate medical education, where residents and fellows receive intensive, specialized training in virtually all medical and dental specialties and subspecialties.
In graduate medical education, residents and fellows are challenged to develop competencies in patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism and systems-based practice to the level of a new practitioner. Each of the programs have defined the specific knowledge, skills, and attitudes required and provide educational experiences as needed in order for residents and fellows to demonstrate the six competencies.
Graduate students are trained to become the fundamental and translational investigators of the future, maintaining the critical link between scientific discovery and improved health.
Students from the School of Medicine and Dentistry have gone on to lead departments in top medical centers across the country.
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