Our school hosts one of New York State’s largest
post-baccalaureate programs designed to expand the pool of
underrepresented, economically and educationally disadvantaged
students in medical school.
In partnership with the Associated Medical Schools of New York
(AMSNY), our post-baccalaureate enrichment program offers students
who have been denied admission to medical school a second chance to
The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and eight other participating New York State schools refer students to our program who possess the intellectual ability to succeed in medical school but don’t meet certain academic criteria.
Students who join receive a provisional acceptance from the
referring medical school. When they successfully complete our
program, they matriculate at that school without having to
Our program, which is funded by the New York State Department of
Health, enrolls between 20 and 25 students annually. All
participants attend tuition-free and receive a living stipend from
We tailor our post-baccalaureate curriculum to each student in
During a six-week summer diagnostic evaluation and review, which
includes a dedicated study skills course, we develop an
individualized curriculum designed to improve performance in areas
where students have demonstrated weaknesses.
Throughout the year, students may take upper-level classes in
physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, anatomy and
pharmacology—all taught by UB faculty. Students who need to
improve their MCAT score take a review course. All students attend
tutoring sessions for the prerequisite science courses.
Several participating schools, including UB, also host a prematriculation program to help students adjust to their medical school’s environment and curriculum.
Jaafar M. Angevin
Post-Baccalaureate Program Coordinator
Office of Medical Education
45 Biomedical Education Building, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 829-2330; Fax: (716) 829-2798