Letter from Dr. Milling

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David A. Milling, MD

Dear Class of 2028,

On behalf of the entire faculty and staff of the School of Medicine, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Congratulations on your acceptance into our medical program, where you will embark on a transformative journey towards becoming compassionate and skilled physicians.

As the senior associate dean for students and academic affairs, my role is to ensure that you receive the support, resources and guidance needed to thrive academically, professionally and personally throughout your medical education. We are here to foster an inclusive and nurturing environment that promotes your success, wellbeing and personal growth.

Our dedicated team at the Office of Student and Academic Affairs is committed to providing you with comprehensive support throughout your medical school experience. Whether you need assistance with academic planning, career guidance, personal counseling, or navigating the various resources available to you, we are here to help.

We understand that medical school can be both exciting and challenging. Rest assured that we have designed a robust curriculum that combines foundational knowledge with hands-on clinical experiences, ensuring a well-rounded education that prepares you to meet the demands of modern health care. Our faculty are not only experts in their respective fields, but also passionate educators who are committed to your development as future health care professionals.

In addition to academics, we encourage you to engage in the vibrant and diverse community that thrives within our medical school. Take advantage of the numerous student organizations, research opportunities, community outreach programs and extracurricular activities available to you. These experiences will not only enrich your education, but also foster lifelong friendships and a sense of belonging.

As you embark on this incredible journey, remember that you are not alone. You are joining a community of driven, compassionate and talented individuals who share your passion for medicine. Lean on your classmates for support, collaboration and camaraderie. Together, you will navigate the challenges and celebrate the milestones along the way.

I encourage you to embrace this opportunity with an open mind, a thirst for knowledge, and a commitment to lifelong learning. Your dedication and hard work will shape your future and contribute to the betterment of society through the provision of outstanding health care.

Once again, congratulations on your acceptance into our medical program. We are excited to have you join our family and look forward to witnessing your growth and success as future physicians.


David A. Milling, MD

Executive Director for Medical Education
Senior Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine
University at Buffalo