Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and bring to our community a number of accomplishments and interests.
Beyond their medical studies, many students participate in volunteer activities to enhance the quality of life in the Buffalo area. Many volunteer activities exist through involvement with Polity and student clubs and organizations.
Our students are competitive, and consistently have a wide range of experienced, honors, and awards. Of the most recent class, many have conducted biomedical research on topics including the relationship between circadian rhythms and cancer; echocardiograms and high altitudes; and neurotrauma. A number of students in the recent class also completed double majors and concentrations. One student majored in pharmacology and theater and another has an automotive service degree and a major in microbiology and bacteriology. One student completed a triple major in biology, chemistry and music. Their community service ranges from working for Journey’s End Refugee Services Inc., developing theatrical productions with prison inmates, volunteering with Meals on Wheels and working with a group that provides emotional support for families of slain police officers.
The most recent class was selected from a total of 4,362 applications received, 3.8 percent higher than last year’s application total of 4,201 and higher still than the 4,090 received in 2013.
Eighty-eight percent of the class of 2019 (127 students) are from New York with 61 students from Western New York and 66 from other parts of the state. Thirty-five students earned their undergraduate degrees from the University at Buffalo.
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