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Community Outreach

UB affiliated doctors at the Jefferson Family Medicine Center.

UB-affiliated physicians at a medical clinic.

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


The Mini-Medical School is the enormously popular community lecture series dealing with subjects traditionally covered in medical school, but geared to a general audience.

 “Girl Scouts Go to Medical School” is an annual event led by UB medical students.

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.


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

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

UB’s iSciWNY is a workforce-development program dedicated to preparing Western New Yorkers for new positions in Buffalo Niagara’s growing life-sciences industry.

Clinical Services

This nonprofit, drop-in clinic provides free, routine health care and preventive services to uninsured patients on Buffalo’s East Side.

UB faculty and trainees offer medical services and support to resettled refugees and asylum seekers struggling with the consequences of torture.

This nonprofit organization provides hats, gloves and socks for frostbite victims and those in need in Buffalo area hospitals and free clinics.

Human Rights

This student-run organization helps facilitate medical and psychiatric forensic evaluations for survivors of torture and political violence who are seeking asylum in the United States.

How You Can Help


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