UB HEALS, the street medicine program founded by students at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, captured the prestigious Medical Student Service Leadership Project Award from the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
This year’s Buffalo Community Immersion program exposed 11 first-year University at Buffalo medical students to the social and cultural factors that affect Buffalo’s citizens — issues they will encounter with patients during clinical training.
At the 2017 Medical Student Research Forum, aspiring physician-scientists showcased 46 original research projects they conducted at the University at Buffalo, its partner health care agencies and institutions nationwide.
Anthony* spoke openly with the group of strangers who showed up to talk to him one September night in downtown Buffalo. Sitting on a bench in Lafayette Square, in the shadow of a brightly lit City Hall, the homeless man cheerfully recounted his life story to the UB HEALS street medicine team, composed of a doctor, two social workers and several medical students.
Sunshine, butterflies and heartfelt tributes ruled the day as 600 family members of individuals who donated their bodies to medical science gathered for the UB Anatomical Gift Program Memorial Service.
Through a unique intersection of medicine, the justice system and the human rights field, medical students are advancing their training by assisting survivors of torture and political violence seeking asylum in the United States.
Eleven first-year medical students participated in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences’ inaugural community immersion program through a weeklong series of activities during spring break.
Seven University at Buffalo medical students spent their winter break building fundamental skills in a busy, makeshift clinic. In the process, they immersed themselves in the culture — and the many health care challenges — of the developing world.
Alan J. Lesse, MD, and John A. Sellick Jr., DO, associate professors of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, presented the latest information about the Ebola virus outbreak at a Mini Medical School lecture, a free public talk.
“We have no reason to fear Ebola here in the United States, but the situation in West Africa is a grave humanitarian crisis,” Myron L. Glick, MD, told a standing room-only crowd of University at Buffalo medical students and residents shortly after returning from Sierra Leone.
The nonprofit Lighthouse Free Medical Clinic — where University at Buffalo medical students care for uninsured patients — hosted an art opening to promote their services and provide health care information.