a group of medical students.

UB has a reputation not only for the diversity of our student body, but for the camaraderie and enriching
lifestyle created by our students and faculty.

At our medical school, diversity is not just a matter of numbers. It’s an active commitment to nurturing future physicians who are dedicated to eliminating health care disparities and helping those most in need.

Culture of Inclusiveness

We promote diversity by recruiting students who appreciate and learn from each other’s differences while collaborating toward a common goal—namely, delivering exemplary care to all.

Our student body brings to bear a broad range of experiences and backgrounds that reflect our increasingly heterogeneous region, state and nation.

Their diverse perspectives are helping them evolve not only into physicians who are fully equipped to meet the health care needs of a pluralistic society, but leaders who will develop the most creative solutions to the complex challenges facing 21st century medicine.

Enrichment Programs

In our effort to attract the most promising students and support their development, we offer several enrichment programs for individuals from groups underrepresented in medicine.

  • AMSNY/JSMBS Post-Baccalaureate Program
    Our school hosts one of New York State’s largest post-baccalaureate programs designed to expand the pool of underrepresented, economically and educationally disadvantaged students in medical school.
  • Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP)
    We’re part of a statewide initiative to encourage minority and economically disadvantaged high school students to pursue careers in medicine and other health-related professions.


Our Office of Medical Education drives our initiatives to retain matriculated students from traditionally underrepresented groups.

To this end, we offer a variety of programs and services for our students, including:

  • tutorial services and study skills development
  • academic advising and career counseling
  • personal guidance and financial planning


Executive Director for Medical Education and Senior Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs

Milling, David

David Milling, MD

Associate Professor

955 Main Street Room 1201 Buffalo, NY 14203-1121

Phone: 716-829-2802; Fax: 716-829-2798

Email: dmilling@buffalo.edu

Administrative Assistant, STEP and Post-Baccalaureate Program

Sharon B. Bowman.

Sharon B. Bowman

Office of Student and Academic Affairs

955 Main Street, Room 1201, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-2812; Fax: (716) 829-2798

Email: sbbowman@buffalo.edu