Tanzania Bussey.

Tanzania Bussey took advantage of the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) as an undergraduate at UB. “It helps underrepresented students get in contact with people that are doing the jobs we want to do in the future,” says Bussey, a pharmacology and biomedical sciences major from Staten Island. “After I get my degree I want to go to medical school and do research in the MD/PhD program.”

Pursue your interests in research and get firsthand professional experience as a student in our biomedical sciences programs.

Learn in a Medical School

Our programs are in UB's medical school and take advantage of all our resources. We give you a rich, targeted educational experience and an inside track on the professional skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your career.

Jacobs School undergraduate students talk about why they chose UB and their experiences here.

Research Opportunities

Our research opportunities include summer or academic year fellowships sponsored by professional societies, volunteer positions in both basic and clinical sciences faculty labs, work in school-affiliated research centers and independent study to develop honors theses.

Ajay Baindur.

When Ajay Baindur entered Jacobs medical school in the fall of 2019, he was well prepared thanks to research he conducted as an undergraduate in the lab of Caroline E. Bass, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology. “I shadowed others in the lab and ran technical tasks for a couple of months when I was given my own study, which is amazing. I didn’t expect to be running my own study that soon,” says Baindur, a biomedical sciences alumnus. “For Dr. Bass — and I'm sure a lot of other professors here at UB — once they see students coming in on time, getting the work done, staying organized, they open up other opportunities.”

Our independent study programs give you the chance to pursue your research interests at an advanced level. You can conduct independent research under a mentor’s guidance or collaborate on ongoing projects in a mentor’s laboratory. Some area agencies also offer experience-building volunteer opportunities.

Internships and Rotations

Our internships and rotations at sites including area hospitals, clinics, labs and research and development companies let you apply what you’ve learned in the classroom to research and professional environments.

Interested in Professional School?

Are you interested in pre-med, pre-dental or other professional health program, please visit UB's Prehealth Advising website for more information.