Medical Schools

The School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at University at Buffalo–SUNY

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

Selection is based on scholastic achievement, aptitude, personal qualifications and motivation. College record, MCAT, letters of reference and a personal interview provide information. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Minorities and disadvantaged students are encouraged to apply. In-state residency is not required but is looked upon favorably.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Charles M. Severin, MD, PhD
Application fee $65
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
November 15 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification October 15 (Begins)
August 12 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks) 2
Deferred entrance available Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due at the time of offer
Early decision plan offered Yes
Early decision application period June 1 (Begins)
August 1 (Ends)
Early decision plan notification date October 1
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) August

Admissions & Enrollment

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MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.71
Oldest MCAT considered 2009
Average MCAT scores 10.4 MCAT composite score
11.0 biological
10.8 physical sciences
9.5 verbal reasoning
O writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology inorganic (general) chemistry
English physics
organic chemistry general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.P.H.
Combined college/M.D. program offered No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program N/A
Combined college/M.D. program URL N/A

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine rural medicine
geriatrics women’s health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum? Frequently
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice? Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Services
professional counseling
religious support
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.7:1 – Low
Full-time faculty 411
Part-time faculty 18
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 107
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 13
Full-time faculty in clinical program 304
Part-time faculty in clinical program 5

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $67.6
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 207
Principal investigators (PIs) 156
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 206

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Hospitals
Buffalo General Hospital Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Erie County Medical Center VA Medical Center
Millard Fillmore Hospital Women’s and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
Years 1 and 2 are based on organ system modules which integrate normal and abnormal structure and function. The small group, case-based discussions emphasize self-directed learning, communication skills and professionalism. Students receive patient exposure beginning in the first semester. In years 3 and 4, students rotate through traditional clinical specialties and have 7 elective months.

Medical School Ranking

#57 Best Research
Rank Not Published Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score 42
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.6
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.9
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $67.6
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $164.58

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.0
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 37.1% – Medium

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.71
MCAT composite score 10.4
Acceptance rate 9.0% – Medium
Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.7:1 – Low
Total medical school enrollment 578

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 578
In-state students N/A
Minority students 24.6%
Underrepresented minority students 3.6%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students 11.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Cynthia Kohlman
Financial aid phone (716) 645-2450

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $27,090 (in-state)
Full-time: $53,650 (out-of-state)
Required fees $1,788
Room and board $14,282
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $130,415

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 83%
Students receiving loans 82%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 18%
Students receiving work study 0%

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Graduates admitted to one of their top three choices of residency programs N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2010 and 2011 classes)
anesthesiology orthopaedic surgery
emergency medicine pediatrics
family practice psychiatry
internal medicine radiology – diagnostic
obstetrics and gynecology surgery – general

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 37.1% – Medium
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 46.1%

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