Community Service

UB HEALS Group of medical students.

UB HEALS team members.

Students and faculty in our school participate in a wide variety of outreach efforts in the community that foster lifelong learning and promote healthy lifestyles.

Community Education

  • Brain Museum
    This facility, also known as the Museum of Neuroanatomy, is a highly valued educational resource for the community. It features more than 80 elegantly displayed and carefully illuminated brain specimens that can be viewed by visitors from a variety of angles.
  • Girl Scouts Go to Medical School
    “Girl Scouts Go to Medical School” is an annual event led by UB medical students.
  • History of Medicine Collection
    The Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection in the Health Sciences Library includes instruments, monographs and journal volumes from the 19th century.

Workforce Training

  • Head Start for Tomorrow’s Scientists
    Workforce shortages in Western New York are being addressed by a UB program that fosters an interest in science careers among area high school students

Clinical Services

  • Human Rights Initiative at the University at Buffalo
    UB faculty and trainees offer medical services and support to resettled refugees and asylum seekers struggling with the consequences of torture.
  • Lighthouse Free Medical Clinic
    This nonprofit, drop-in clinic provides free, routine health care and preventive services to uninsured patients in Buffalo.
  • MATTERS Network
    Originating in Buffalo, this network of referral sites (including emergency departments, primary care offices, OB/GYN offices, law enforcement agencies, et cetera), treatment organizations, and pharmacies aims to improve access to buprenorphine and other medications for opioid and substance use disorders.
  • Prescription for Warmth
    This nonprofit organization provides hats, gloves and socks for frostbite victims and those in need in Buffalo area hospitals and free clinics.
    This nonprofit, student-run program is a street medicine outreach initiative whose mission is to increase access to health care among the homeless population of Buffalo, New York.

How You Can Help

  • Anatomical Gift Program
    The Anatomical Gift Program allows medical students, residents and others to gain skills they need to treat patients in clinical practice.