Education and Training

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences offers a broad array of education options from undergraduate programs to postdoctoral training.

Medical Education

We train doctors who make a difference

  • Medical Education Program (MD) Admissions
    The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences selects students who possess the intelligence, integrity and personal and emotional characteristics that are considered necessary to become excellent and effective physicians. We provide a broad-based clinical education in both ambulatory and hospital settings with a strong core curriculum in primary care and an exposure to all the specialties.
Faculty member training residents.

Our residency and fellowship programs offer physicians-in-training outstanding opportunities to learn from clinicians who are among the best in their fields.

  • Residency and Fellowship Programs
    Our residency and fellowship programs emphasize evidence-based medicine, patient safety and overcoming health-care disparities.

Graduate Education (Master’s/PhD)

We strive for an environment that not only provides students the necessary skills and knowledge to be a scientist but one that also helps students develop their scientific identity. For every scientific discovery, there’s an aspect of self discovery that goes along with it. Our programs and mentors are prepared with your scientific development in mind.

Undergraduate Education

Tanzania Bussey in a lab.

Interested in conducting and presenting research? Undergraduate student Tanzania Bussey has presented her work at events like the Buffalo Summer Research Conference.

  • Undergraduate Education
    We offer a variety of majors that lead to a bachelor of science degree in preparation for graduate and/or professional education. Our undergraduates apply to professional schools or further their education by pursuing a graduate degree. The biomedical sciences include majors in biochemistry, biomedical sciences and pharmacology and toxicology.
  • Prehealth Education
    If you are considering a career as a physician, you must build your record of academic, professional and personal accomplishments. Our Prehealth Advising services will help you get on the right track.

Postdoctoral, CME and Certificate Programs

Joseph Smith.

Postdoctoral trainee Joseph Smith, PhD, does his research in the laboratory of Laurie K. Read, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology.

  • Postdoctoral Training
    We offer many postdoctoral opportunities in the basic sciences and clinical settings.
  • Continuing Medical Education (CME)
    Our CME programs provide evidence-based educational activities focused on advances in medicine, medical technology, biomedical research, and changes in the health care environment.
  • Certificate Programs
    Our certificate programs offer intensive, specialized training.

Scholarships, Awards and Teaching/Learning Facilities

  • Scholarships and Awards
    We recognize your accomplishments and support your research and scholarship throughout your education and training.
  • Teaching and Learning Facilities
    The breadth and excellence of our teaching resources makes the school an outstanding place to advance your education and training.