Utilizing objective data and analysis, we aim to guide the Jacobs School community through the process of continuously improving the ways in which we fulfill the Jacobs School philosophy: To Educate, To Discover, To Heal.
To monitor all accreditation standards and strategic goals of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in the pursuit of fulfilling the school’s mission through collaborative relationships with all departments and offices.
To continuously assess policies, processes, outcomes, and student, staff, and faculty satisfaction, while looking forward to the future.
To guide the Jacobs School through the accreditation process by staying abreast of all LCME requirements, monitoring school performance on standards, and providing administrative support for the FAL and all accreditation team members.
“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” — George Bernard Shaw
Our curriculum can be likened to a living species that evolves over time. As the fields of medicine and learning science advance, so must the content and methods of teaching. With this philosophy in mind, the Jacobs School has invested in the creation of the Office of Accreditation and Quality Improvement, and the Medical Education and Educational Research Institute. Together with the Offices of Medical Education, the faculty, staff, and the community at large, the Jacobs School is defining what it means to deliver an holistic, and complete medical curriculum designed to develop students into quality residents who are prepared to begin their careers as quality physicians and life-long learners.
Once our students make the transition to interns and residents, we are confident they have received the best possible preparation in our classrooms, clinical settings, and withing the Buffalo community — with the understanding that although they are no longer classified as students, their education has not, nor will ever end. To be an effective health care provider, researcher, and educator, one must continue to seek knowledge and be willing to change with the evolution of science and medicine.
The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo strives to implement continuous quality improvements because we aim to stay ahead of the curve, to lead, and to ensure we will always provide a top quality education to our students.