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  • University of Rochester School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Rochester
Individual Feedback 5 3 Responses
The Basics

Overall, how satisfied are you with this program?

Response Avg # Responders
7.33 3

0 = Terrible, 10 = World Class

What do you like most?

"Excellent educational opportunities. welcoming atmosphere. great if youre pursuing neurology or orthopedics." | Report Response

"There are so many opportunities here. Whatever your area of interest (or curiosity) it is very easy to find a faculty member who would be happy to have you work with them. Also doing a family medicine-type clerkship in the first two years is great - you learn a lot plus it keeps you motivated and you can see the material learned in class in a clinical perspective." | Report Response

What do you like least?

"third year grading system is problematic. The school operates on a 20% honors, 30% High Pass and 50% pass and the grades are almost entirely based on evaluations (some clerkships consider SHELF to be worth 20% but all require passing this exam). Since evaluations are highly subjective and entirely dependent on who is evaluating you, the grading system is neither accurate nor precise which means that you can get unlucky even if you are attractive and charming. You may find that comparable institutions (Brown, Boston, Dartmouth, Tufts, etc) do much better in the match." | Report Response

"Too much class time. While lectures aren't mandatory, there are mandatory small group activities more days than not. The amount of time is part of the downside of doing more intense clinical work during your first two years." | Report Response

The Details

Does the student body seem cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 1

0 = Competitive, 10 = Cooperative

Does the environment seem supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 1

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual students?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 1

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 1

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 1

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for older/non-traditional students?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 1

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Do you/did you feel well prepared for your board exams?

No responses

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

How approachable are faculty members?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 1

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

What are the facilities and clinics like (old/new, well maintained, etc.)?

No responses

How do students from this program do after graduation - are they adequately prepared for practice?

"Students are well-prepared for residency, and while many non-medical professionals aren't familiar with Rochester, in medical circles it has a very strong reputation for being an excellent school." | Report Response

How do students from this program do in the Match?

No responses

Any other information you want to share?

"The school has a decent reputation in almost every regard and a deserved excellent reputation in education. There are many opportunities to take advantage of at UR but be aware that you may end up with a less than desirable match or be unable to go for a competitive specialty given the unfortunate grading system." | Report Response

"Most students are here because they want to be at this school in particular, whereas I feel some schools in say nyc get students who are more enthusiastic about the area than the school. There is a lot of individual support here, both from the faculty as well as fellow students checking in on each other." | Report Response

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