University of Rochester Medical Center

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The entrance of the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Rochester Medical Center

The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), located in Rochester, New York, is one of the main campuses of the University of Rochester and comprises the university's primary medical education, research and patient care facilities.

Schools and facilities

URMC is the one of the largest facilities for medical treatment and research in Upstate New York and includes a regional Perinatal Center, Trauma Center, Burn Center and the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. It is also the only comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Liver Transplant Center and Cardiac Transplant Center in Upstate New York and also includes a major AIDS Treatment Center and an NIH-designated AIDS Vaccine Evaluation Unit. A large portion of the university's biomedical research is conducted in the Arthur Kornberg Medical Research Building and the Aab Institute of Biomedical Sciences.

Strong Memorial Hospital

Strong Memorial Hospital is the main teaching hospital and patient care facility at the University of Rochester and is housed within the main complex of URMC. It is a Level I trauma center serving the Rochester community and is the flagship member of the Strong Health System. Strong also includes the Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong, named for philanthropist Tom Golisano.

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The Flaum Atrium between the School of Medicine and Dentistry and the Arthur Kornberg buildings.

School of Medicine and Dentistry

The School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD) is a comprehensive medical and dental school with graduate education programs in biomedical, biological and health sciences. The facilities of the school are located in its own wing of the main URMC complex and the adjoining Arthur Kornberg Medical Research Building with a total of more than 420,000 square feet of research space. Dental education and patient facilities are located within the URMC complex and the adjacent Eastman Dental Center. SMD is ranked 30th for research and 17th best in the primary care schools category by U.S. News and World Report, with the dental programs consistently ranked in the top 10.[1] SMD also received an unprecedented full six-year accredidation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for its 26 residency programs at Strong Memorial Hospital in 2005.[2][3]

School of Nursing

The School of Nursing is an accredited nursing education program located in the Helen Wood Hall building of URMC. The school's Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program was ranked the seventh best in the U.S., with the Adult Nurse Practitioner program ranked 13th and the Family Nurse Practitioner program ranked 21st by U.S. News.[4]

Recent developments

Recently, several new programs and centers have been founded at URMC. A cancer stem cell research program has been established at the Wilmot Cancer Center, one of only three such programs in the United States, the others being at Harvard University and Stanford University.[5] Also, a new Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute has been announced, which will be housed in a new 150,000 square foot research and education facility. The program was awarded a $40 million NIH grant, the largest in the history of the university.[6]

Funding and budget

URMC comprises the largest portion of the University of Rochester's annual budget. For the 2004-2005 fiscal year, URMC's patient care and hospital resources accounted for 59% of the total university budget at $910 million.[7] URMC also makes up a large portion of the university's $232 million research budget.

References

  1. About the School
  2. ACGME: Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester
  3. Newsletter: A Gold Star for Graduate Medical Education
  4. School of Nursing: Rankings, Achievements and Honors]
  5. URMC Press Release: Wilmot Launches Cancer Stem Cell Research Program
  6. URMC: The New Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
  7. University of Rochester Budget 2004-2005

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