The University at Buffalo's new medical school building will open its doors to more students.
The incoming class at UB's Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences will increase by 25 percent to 180 students. Over four years, the medical school will grow to 720 medical students.
The new building, under construction at Main and Allen streets on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, has been designed to accommodate the increase.
Undergraduates will continue taking courses on University at Buffalo's South campus, largely taught in Dieffendorf Hall, where there are classrooms large enough to hold 300 or more students.
In addition to the medical students, the medical school has 133 Ph.D. students, 71 master's degree students and more than 800 residents, who are already doctors and are training at area hospitals and labs.
Nearly 2,000 faculty, staff and students will be based at the Medical Campus by January.