Families grow more comfortable with anatomical gifts: 500 will attend UB memorial service

New York State’s largest anatomical gift program is at University at Buffalo Increased social acceptance, economic considerations and the fact that more baby boomers are dying have significantly increased the number of people opting to leave their bodies to medical science. “Anatomical donation is becoming more acceptable and people are more comfortable with it,” says… Read More

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University at Buffalo Med Students Inspire New Generation of Medical Professionals

More than 100 health care role models — including 60 University at Buffalo medical students — engaged teens in hands-on learning during the annual Doctors Back to School event on April 29. They taught hundreds of high school students at Buffalo’s Health Sciences Charter School some basic clinical skills, such as how to splint an… Read More

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Medical Student's Story Tells Progression of Women in Medicine

On Friday May 16, 28-year-old Claire Melin will do her part to keep a rare family tradition alive. Melin is among 97 medical students graduating from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD). But Melin’s medical degree signifies something more. Her grandmother and her mother are doctors too, an anomaly in a… Read More

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NYU STEP Program Participants Take First Place at Statewide Conference

On March 28-30th, a team of high school fellows from the NYU School of Medicine Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) won statewide recognition at the 16th Annual Statewide Step Conference in Albany. Sade Seidu, Crystol Thomas and Kiara Nunez won first place in the Human Services Senior Division at the conference. The team project… Read More

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Student Stories: Kevin Frison

Growing up in Spring Valley, NY, Kevin Frison often dreamed of becoming a physician. When he was in elementary school, his mother, a nurse at a nearby hospital, would bring home her nursing books and magazines, and pamphlets left behind by pharmaceutical reps. “”I read everything,”” recalled Mr. Frison, now a second-year student at Einstein…. Read More

From Uganda to Haiti, UB Medical Students Care for the Underserved Overseas

A diagnosis of acute appendicitis, based solely on clinical observation. A mother’s reluctance to undergo Caesarean section based on cultural beliefs about going through labor. An interest in birth control methods that don’t require a husband’s approval. These are a few of the dramatic clinical experiences that University at Buffalo medical students discussed during the… Read More

Student Stories: Denise Dennis

AMSNY runs four statewide post baccalaureate programs that enable students from populations historically underrepresented in medicine to realize their dreams of becoming physicians. The New York State Department of Health provides essential support for these programs through grant funding, and New York’s medical schools provide exceptional learning opportunities to ensure that our future physician workforce… Read More