The Medical Student Government
of the Jacobs School of Medicine
at the University at Buffalo
Completely Student-run...
and housing over 30 Student Interest Groups

Polity Officers



Welcome to Jacobs School of Medicine Polity



is the Medical Student Government of the Jacobs School of Medicine at the University at Buffalo.

Our main goal is to work toward the betterment of student life within the Medical School Community. We accomplish this by catering to the needs of the students, whether they be academic, social, or emotional.

Polity attains its goals by:

  • Promoting more efficient communication within the School of Medicine by acting as liaisons between medical students and the faculty, staff, and administration.
  • Actively participating in policy making and other decisions of the School of Medicine
  • Accepting responsibility for the disbursement of funds, mainly received through Student Activity fees, to our 25+ clubs and organizations.
  • Establishing criteria for, and providing the recognition of, student organizations within the School of Medicine
  • Coordinating other groups or committees, which represent the medical student body as a whole

Wondering what Polity is up to?

To find out what polity has been doing for medical students, you can access the Minutes sent out after each monthly meeting, and follow us on Facebook!


Polity created its Constitution and By-Laws in the spring of 2004 to provide a framework and guidance for Polity leadership, both present and future. This contains detailed information on the procedures for conducting various aspects of Polity business. Other policy documents and forms can be found in the Polity Documents section.

Medical School News

  • IBS patients want answers, UB study finds
    on June 22, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    A new study of 483 patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) revealed that many factors that contribute to patient satisfaction are beyond the doctor’s control. […]

  • Epstein Honored with National Lifetime Achievement Award
    on June 22, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Leonard H. Epstein, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of pediatrics, has been selected to receive the Hoebel Prize for Creativity by the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior. […]

  • Expert Vision Scientist Elected to ARVO Leadership Post
    on June 21, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Steven J. Fliesler, PhD, UB Distinguished Professor and Meyer H. Riwchun Endowed Chair Professor of ophthalmology, has been elected to a leadership post in the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). […]

  • CSTEP Honors Dubocovich with Research Mentor Award
    on June 20, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of pharmacology and toxicology, has received a UB Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) Distinguished Research Mentor Award. […]

  • Bradford Named Fellow of Academy of Pharmacology Educators
    on June 15, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Peter G. Bradford, PhD, associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology, has been inducted as a fellow into the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics’ (ASPET) Academy of Pharmacology Educators. […]

  • Research Sheds Light on Whose Multiple Sclerosis Could Worsen
    on June 14, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    A preliminary study by senior author Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, MD, has heightened researchers’ understanding about which adults with multiple sclerosis (MS) may be at a higher risk for developing worsening MS. […]

  • 2 Win SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service
    on June 14, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Two professional staff members in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service. […]

  • Shared Space Fosters Collaboration and Innovation
    on June 13, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Surgeons and researchers sharing facilities in UB’s Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) and Kaleida Health’s Gates Vascular Institute (GVI) is resulting in collaboration, synergy and world-class innovation. […]

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