Today’s dynamic health care environment — with increased pressure and constantly growing complexities — demands physician-scientists who have undertaken comprehensive training in an innovative program.
That’s why, at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, we’ve developed an all-new, cutting-edge curriculum called Well Beyond. Our medical education program will prepare you to take a giant leap into your health care career with a robust foundation of knowledge bolstering your every move.
Medical students admitted to the Jacobs School before 2024 train under our classic curriculum.
We’ll give you a strong start. Begin developing your mastery of medicine during Phase 1 of our curriculum. You’ll gain foundational skills and insights for practice while preparing for the USMLE Step 1 Exam.
Early clinical experiences allow you to apply the information and skills you’re learning to real patients and their problems.
Phase 2 of our curriculum is designed to integrate content mastery and compassionate care practices early and often, shaping who students become as physicians and people.
Applying content in the real world strengthens your functional understanding and resilient problem-solving approaches.
A major highlight of the new curriculum is the enhanced and expanded third phase of our program, which allows you to participate in specialty-specific electives and activities while thoroughly preparing for residency.
Each experience provides new perspectives that will help you build confidence and see opportunities for critical improvement.
Medical school is an inherently intense experience, but fellow students and faculty members at the Jacobs School will be stepping up to look out for you. Here, you’ll be plugged into a network that will raise you up, academically, professionally and personally.
There are plenty of reasons why students choose UB — starting with our incredibly invested, world-class faculty; our distinction as a top public research university; and our standing as one of the top public schools in the Northeast, to name a few. For emerging practitioners, there are even more reasons.
We’re committed to providing curriculum that stays current in today’s ever-changing health care landscape — and we haven’t taken the redesign process lightly. Meticulous and thoughtful, we’ve considered myriad approaches backed by research to ensure this revision yields transformative education.