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A Medical School for the 21st Century


Our school’s world-class design fosters collaboration and interaction among medical students, researchers and clinical care providers.


Physical connections—from a central atrium to sky bridges linking to adjacent medical facilities—aid creative science and education.


A built-in NFTA-Metro station makes public access convenient and comfortable year-round.


We’re expanding and innovating to supply the experts required to meet growing health care needs.


We’ll attract and train physicians in high-demand specialties, such as cardiology, endocrinology and medical informatics.


We’ll prepare our medical students to provide state-of-the-art care to patients in Western New York and beyond.

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We’re building a center of expertise that will make Western New York a national leader in health care, medical research and mentored research training.


We’re adding more than 100 new physician-scientists, fostering high-profile collaborations and creating the synergy to attract funding and advance medical science.


Our cutting-edge training facilities and high-demand specialty programs will help meet the region’s growing need for top-notch physicians.


Our medical school classes will increase by nearly 30 percent (from the current 140 to 180) by 2020.


Already, more of our medical school graduates are choosing to stay in the area for advanced residencies and fellowships.


Our growing roster of world-class physician-scientists contributes significantly to the quest for cures and improved treatments.


Our faculty members advance cutting-edge lab techniques, including imaging and stem-cell technologies, as they explore disease mechanisms and discover new therapies.


They cultivate innovative, interdisciplinary research in our state-of-the-art facilities.


At our dedicated center for translational research, the path from basic science to clinical application is shorter. In partnership with Kaleida Health, we’re uniting a spectrum of experts—from physicians on the hospital floor to world-class scientists in state-of-the-art laboratories.


We’re showing the world what’s possible in a new era of personalized medicine while we train the next generation of medical researchers.

Give now to the Medical School Building Fund

New Medical School Opens Fall 2017

The new Jacobs Medical School features:

  • State-of-the art laboratory space grouped by thematic research areas
  • Sky-bridge connections to adjacent hospital, medical building
  • Expanded patient care simulation center for clinical, surgical and robotic surgery training
  • Built-in NFTA-Metro rail station for convenient public access

Count Us In

Jeremy Jacobs' historic gift.

In 2015, in recognition of Jeremy Jacobs’ service and philanthropy to UB, the medical school was named the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Construction of Our New Medical School Advances

Construction Updates

The State University of New York Construction Fund has awarded LPCiminelli the bid for the second phase of construction for our new School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.