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Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP)

We’re part of a statewide initiative to encourage minority and economically disadvantaged high school students to pursue careers in medicine and other health-related professions.

Groundwork for Career Path

If you’re accepted into our Biomedical Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP), you will meet on campus for two hours each Saturday during the school year for formalized academic instruction and laboratory exercises.

During these sessions you will:

  • study biophysics, biochemistry and other subjects that prepare you for a health-related career track
  • learn how to understand and convey scientific information
  • become familiar with practical laboratory activities
  • learn how to use basic medical instruments
  • improve your computer and word-processing skills

We also offer twice-weekly tutoring sessions if you’re experiencing academic difficulties. If your school grades fall below average, you’re required to attend.

Approximately 35 students from Buffalo high schools participate in our program annually.

Summer STEP

As a STEP student, you may continue exploring your career interests during our six-week summer program. You will work or conduct research at UB-affiliated hospitals or clinics four days a week. Our summer program also includes classroom instruction and college admissions preparatory sessions.

Apply to STEP

We accept applications for our program throughout the year. If you’re interested in joining, complete the application and return it to the address indicated.

Contact Us

If you have questions, contact:

Renee Mapp

Science and Technology Entry Program Coordinator

Office of Medical Education

45 Biomedical Education Building, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 829-2802

Email: rmapp2@buffalo.edu