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 (Medical STEP), you will meet on campus from 10:00am – 2:30pm each Saturday during the school year for formalized academic instruction and laboratory exercises.

During these sessions you will attend science, math and technology classes where 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
  • strengthen your math skills through regents, SAT/PSAT/ACT, AP and college level math exercises and activities
  • improve your computer knowledge
  • learn computer coding and application
  • learn research and writing etiquette for poster and PPT presentations
  • obtain college readiness and application assistance, guidance with writing essays and personal statements

We also offer thrice-weekly tutoring sessions (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) if you’re in need of extra academic support. If your school grades fall below a 75 average, you’re required to attend.
Approximately 42 students from the Buffalo region high schools participate in our program annually.

Summer Medical STEP

As a Medical 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 required classroom instruction and college admissions preparatory sessions one day a week. (We also accept 10 middle school students (grades 7 and 8) during the summer program.)

Apply to Medical 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:

Science and Technology Entry Program Coordinator

Renee Mapp

Renee Mapp

Science and Technology Entry Program Coordinator

Office of Student and Academic Affairs

955 Main Street, Room 1206, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-2802

Email: rmapp2@buffalo.edu