Dear Class of 2021,
Welcome to the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. As a UB medical student, you are beginning your career as a physician.
During your time in Buffalo, you will have many learning opportunities to determine the paths you will take during your career, and you will experience tremendous personal growth. We have great expectations regarding your future accomplishments, leadership and excellence in medicine, science and education. Medicine is a most noble profession. It is the only profession that strives each day to rid the very reason, namely human disease, for its existence.
My experiences during my tenure as dean have convinced me that our shared vision for the school is achievable — achievable in part because of students like you. It is clear to me that to fulfill its potential of excellence in research, education and clinical care, and to best serve the residents of Western New York, the school must attract top students, graduate top physicians and physician-scientists and recruit our alumni to return to Buffalo, join our faculty and enrich our community through pioneering research and the advancement of clinical programs.
Our academic health center continues to be strengthened through new leadership in our basic science and clinical departments, opening of the Clinical and Translational Research Center, erecting a new medical school building on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, building a new medical office building and constructing a new children’s hospital. Our academic health center is enriched through our collaborative educational, research and clinical practice programs with the university’s School of Dental Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and School of Public Health and Health Professions.
On behalf of the faculty, staff, students and alumni, we congratulate you on your decision to pursue your medical education at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. I look forward to seeing you at the White Coat Ceremony.
Vice President for Health Sciences and
Dean, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences