Early Assurance Program

Shane Brown.

Our Early Opportunity Program in Medicine (EOPIM), an early assurance program, offers qualified, historically underrepresented in medicine applicants a path to medical school at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

You'll have opportunities for professional interaction and career training during your undergraduate years, preparing you for a successful medical school experience.

We reserve up to 30 places in our first-year medical school class for students who apply to our program.

Participating Schools

We have partnered with these schools to identify qualified applicants to our program:


  • Sophmore undergraduate in one of our partner schools
  • 3.5 or higher GPA
  • Historically underrepresented in medicine
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident  

Research, Mentoring and Support

We'll provide the support you need to succeed. You'll:

  • Participate in research with one of our research faculty
  • Be paired with a current medical student as a peer mentor
  • Gain valuable MCAT preparation advice and skills

How to Apply

Tell your pre-health advisor about interest in our program by the midpoint of your third undergraduate semester (October 31). You'll work with your pre-health advisor to prepare an application to our program.

Contact Us

Anyango Kamina, PhD.

Anyango Kamina, PhD

Assistant Dean, Student Development and Academic Enhancement

Office of Research and Graduate Education

955 Main Street, Room 6135, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-2493

Email: dorothya@buffalo.edu