Medical Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund

faculty and residents in the Medical School Building.

Scholarship assistance is crucial for our medical students; this fund helps pave the way for talented students of all backgrounds to attend UB and excel.

Medical students incur an average of nearly $180,000 in debt by graduation. Debt of this magnitude discourages many talented and diverse students from pursuing a career in medicine. It also influences their choices about what field to specialize in and where they ultimately choose to practice.

Through this fund, our goal is to help resolve the financial issues that our students face, and reduce the financial risk of a future in medicine. Increased scholarship support minimizes the financial burden that accompanies a student’s investment in medical education, and can also give more students the opportunity to become primary care physicians or to practice in underserved areas.

Established by members of the Medical Alumni Association to provide funds for medical academic scholarships, this fund has an immediate impact on our students, and plays a significant role in helping the next generation of physicians.

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News from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

  • New Book: Past Pandemics and Modern Medicine‚Äôs Roots

    Thomas C. Rosenthal, MD, has written a book that examines how doctors dealt with community health crises in earlier times, without the medical advancements and technologies available to researchers in the 21st century.

  • Researchers Testing Alternative to Ventilators
    Initially spurred by fears of a shortage of mechanical ventilators to treat COVID-19 patients, researchers have been developing a low-cost way of mechanizing resuscitators that are commonly found in ambulances and emergency rooms.
  • Students Earn Awards for Academic Excellence

    Thirteen students in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences were honored for outstanding achievements at the University at Buffalo’s 2020 Celebration of Student Academic Excellence.

  • UB Data Show Local COVID-19 Hospitalizations at Plateau

    Executive director Peter Winkelstein, MD, and his team at UB’s Institute for Healthcare Informatics, are analyzing COVID-19 hospitalization data every day and sharing their conclusions weekly with the Erie County Department of Health (DOH) and the local hospital systems’ medical leadership.

  • Developing Registries, Guidelines for COVID-19

    Pediatrics researchers from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have called attention to key issues in health care that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light, and they have recommended guidelines for evaluating and treating children infected with COVID-19.

  • Medical Students Purchase 3D Printers to Make Face Shields

    Some Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences medical students are using their time and money to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) after being pulled from their clinical rotations due to the COVID-19 global health pandemic.

  • Studying Biomedical, Public Health Factors of Pandemic

    A team of Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences physicians has launched a project to explore both biomedical and public health factors of the COVID-19 pandemic.