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University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Medical School

Mailing Address
955 Main Street
Suite 6186
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone
(716) 829-3955
School Information
"From our founding as a medical school in 1846, to paving the way for future physicians, the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at #UBuffalo builds upon its proud legacy of teaching, patient care and scientific discovery" (Source: https://www.linkedin.com/school/jacobs-school-ub/).
General Information
The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has committed to promoting anti-racist ideology following a 2020 petition by students. As part of this commitment, the school will engage in anti-racism training. An anti-racist curriculum will also be curated and established within the medical school. Fellowships for students will be given if they address inequity. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • Following a 2020 petition, the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will "provide anti-racism training."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • On September 23, 2022, the school announced, "A new medical curriculum with anti-racism at its core is being designed and implemented at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo."
Program and Research Funding
  • Following a 2020 petition, the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences "has established Social Justice and Equity Administration Leadership fellowships to help medical and biomedical sciences grad students work on projects that address social, educational or health care inequities via $3,500 scholarships plus travel expenses."
Symbolic Actions
  • The School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences participated in Igniting Hope, an annual conference. During 2022 conference, students were told to "use your knowledge and expertise to address hate and racism."
Last updated November 20th, 2022
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