Rochester Early Medical Scholars (REMS)

Combined-Admission Programs - GEAR

Medical school is one of the most challenging paths a student can pursue. Typically, as an aspiring medical student, you would complete a four-year bachelor's degree, study long and hard for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), wait anxiously to find out how well you scored, apply to medical schools, wait anxiously to find out where you were accepted, and then complete at least four more years of schooling to earn your medical degree.

Rochester Early Medical Scholars (REMS) is an eight-year BA/BS + MD program for outstanding undergraduates who are committed to pursuing a medical career. Established in 1991, REMS was the first combined-admission program at Rochester and remains the most competitive. Students admitted to REMS are admitted to the University's School of Medicine and Dentistry upon successful completion of the bachelor's degree and pre-med core courses, without any of that added stress in the middle.

REMS students also work closely with highly respected faculty members, attend special events, gain hands-on experience in clinics and labs, and earn funding for summer research projects.

Applying to REMS

Perks of the Program

Is REMS for You?

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Student Profile


Stacy Wells Shea
REMS Coordinator, Associate Director of Admissions

Catherine Towsley
Director of Health Professions Advising

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