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 attend.
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 reapply.
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 AMSNY.
We tailor our post-baccalaureate curriculum to each student in our program.
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.