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Education and Research


The University of Rochester Medical Center is the region's leader in research that is moving medical care forward.

  • URMC was one of first institutions in the country chosen to house a Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, a center designed to accelerate new treatments from the research laboratory to the patient's bedside.
  • We have the orthopaedics research program that is ranked #1 in the nation for funding by the National Institutes of Health.
  • Our researchers led groundbreaking clinical trials on implantable defibrillators which have helped to prevent hundreds of thousands of premature deaths worldwide.
  • Our researchers played a central role in the development of the HPV vaccine, the world's first vaccine against any form of cancer.
  • URMC has an average of $250 million per year in biomedical research funding and has several departments that are ranked among the nation’s top 10 for NIH funding.


The University of Rochester Medical Center is a national leader in education.

In undergraduate medical education, URMC is known nationally for our "Double Helix Curriculum." This innovative approach interweaves basic science with clinical work throughout all four years of medical school.

In post-graduate medical education, URMC provides residents and fellows with intensive training in nearly every medical and dental specialty and subspecialty.

In graduate education, URMC offers over 25 Masters and Ph.D. degree programs, world-class faculty, state-of-the-art research facilities and numerous opportunities to collaborate with experts from other disciplines.

At our School of Nursing, we offer one of the nation's most rigorous and respected programs for nurses, nurse practitioners and healthcare leaders.

Medicine of the Highest Order