Allison Brashear.

Allison Brashear, MD, MBA

Dear Future Doctors of the Class of 2028,

Welcome, Class of 2028, to the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.

Driven by compassion, dedication, and a thirst for knowledge, you have chosen medicine. This bold decision speaks volumes about your character, your vision, and your commitment. But it's not just your journeys that inspire us. Your diverse backgrounds, experiences, and talent enrich our community and shape the future of health care.

At Jacobs School, your medical ascent is more than just a classroom experience. It's your launchpad to a future of possibilities. But to navigate the complexities of tomorrow's health care landscape, you'll need both a sturdy foundation and skills.

That's why, at Jacobs School, we've developed an all-new curriculum called Well Beyond. This innovative program goes beyond traditional medical education, preparing you with a robust foundation of knowledge and skills to take a giant leap into your health care career.

Your journey unfolds alongside world-renowned faculty as mentors, guiding you every step of the way, while dedicated offices like Student and Academic Affairs and Medical Curriculum champion your success, ensuring you have every resource to thrive.

You'll be right at the heart of the bustling Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, where cutting-edge facilities open doors to clinical practice, research, and collaboration. From interactive lectures that spark curiosity to simulations that test your critical thinking, each experience equips you with the knowledge and teamwork skills to excel in real-world health care scenarios.

Research is the lifeblood of Jacobs School, and we encourage you to tap into its transformative power. Witnessing the impact of research on patients' lives has been a cornerstone of my career, and I invite you to join us in shaping the future of medicine.

Our strategic pillars of education, research, clinical care, and diversity are the compass that steers us toward medical and scientific excellence. As a flagship institution of the SUNY system, UB ranks among the top 40 public universities in the nation and belongs to the Association of American Universities. This means you're not just in any medical school – you're at the forefront of health care innovation, surrounded by a community of passionate learners who value diversity, champion inclusion, and strive to make a difference in the world.

Standing at the threshold of a complex and evolving health care landscape, you, Class of 2028, are the trailblazers who will carve a brighter path towards tomorrow.

With warm anticipation,

Allison Brashear, MD, MBA
Vice President for Health Sciences and
Dean, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Contact Info

Orientation Committee
Offices of Medical Education
Room 1201, 955 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14203

Phone: (716) 829-2802
Fax: (716) 829-2798