Whether you find the concept of research intriguing, want to enhance your career prospects by exploring a specialty from a different angle, or are driven to make a difference from bench to bedside, we’ll support you with a unique experience matched to your goals.
During your first year of medical school, we’ll explain the broad range of research opportunities available at the Jacobs School. If you want to pursue research, we’ll connect you with a dedicated faculty mentor whose work aligns with your professional interests and objectives.
You can start conducting research during the summer between your first and second years of school—and many of our students do.
You may continue researching during your second year, provided it doesn’t interfere with your studies.
In your third and fourth years, you may select research as an elective.
Our medical students can conduct summer research in several of our departments, divisions and programs, including:
As a rising second-year student, you also may choose to conduct summer research outside UB.
We have helped identify summer research opportunities for our students at, among other institutions:
We can help you find year-long fellowships that expand your research training while you’re on academic leave from UB.
Our students have participated in the following research programs:
If you’re committed to caring for patients and making breakthroughs that improve their quality of life, we’ll fully prepare you for a rewarding career as a medical scientist.
Our combined MD-PhD Program tightly integrates a clinical and research curriculum, equipping you with the skills to conduct basic science and translational research, advance health care and make a difference.