Our committee reviews applicants in a holistic manner. This means that we do not have cutoff scores or required hours, but all aspects of the application are considered. Applicants should focus on experiences that speak to their understanding and commitment to the MD-PhD program and career as a physician-scientist.
No, due to MD program requirements, applicants must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents.
Yes! You can submit updates to our program at any time.
First-year MD students are eligible to apply. Applicants should contact the program before the October 1 deadline to declare their interest.
Yes. You should first try to change this through AMCAS. If you are not able to, please contact us before the October 1 deadline.
If you applied to both the MD and MD-PhD program, you will be considered for Regular MD admission if you are not accepted to MD-PhD. MD-PhD only applicants are not eligible.
Due to the structure of our program, we cannot accept current PhD students into the program. All students begin with two years of MD training before beginning their PhD training.
No, this is not required.
During your first year, you will contact faculty whose research aligns with your interests. During the summer between MS1 and MS2 years, you will rotate in 2-4 labs to find the best fit. By the end of Spring of MS2, you will be formally matched to a lab.
Yes, up to half of your coursework will transfer, so you will not be required to take the full 72-hour course requirement for the PhD.
Many of our students live in downtown Buffalo or the surrounding areas. Check out the video linked below, presented by our students, to get their perspectives!
Absolutely! In fact, Buffalo is regularly named one of the most affordable cities. Want to see how far your dollar will go here? Use this cost of living calculator to compare.
In a city as diverse as Buffalo, you can always find something fun to do, whether it’s taking a leisurely walk in one of our glorious Olmsted-designed parks or taking in a thought-provoking work of art at one of dozens of galleries.