Doctors Back to School is a national, American Medical Association outreach program designed to expose pre-college students from disadvantaged backgrounds to the medical field and encourage them to view medicine as an attainable career goal.
All UB medical school students are welcome to participate in this annual student-run program, typically held in early May.
As part of a UB group, you will visit a Buffalo high school for one afternoon. We’ve partnered with the Health Sciences Charter School near downtown Buffalo, which emphasizes preparing students for careers in the health sciences.
During the event, you will:
After the event, you will have the opportunity to mentor one or two students, contacting them periodically to discuss academic work and share your medical school experience.
You will lead one of a series of group workshops, demonstrating basic clinical skills,
In the process, you can discuss medical careers with the teens and share your own story and passion for the medical profession.
For more information about Doctors Back to School, including how to volunteer, contact: