I graduated from the residency program over 15 years ago and I am happy to report that it is a program in constant fluidity, dedicated to continuously improving the clinical experience of the resident physicians.
I practiced in the suburban and rural community setting for 12 years after completing my residency and I felt extremely confident in my abilities to serve in those settings due to the training I received during my residency in Buffalo.
In 2015 I returned to academia and I continue to be amazed at the wide variety of pathology that residents can experience even with all the teaching hospitals being within a 20-minute drive of each other.
The faculty members of the program are diverse with a variety of teaching styles that will benefit you during your training. The faculty is approachable, and you will get to know them as people as well as teachers. Resident families and journal clubs add to the camaraderie of the program.
I’ve lived around Buffalo my entire life and I love the region. There’s usually some snow around from December through March and you make the best of it. You can ski or ice skate or do whatever you want to – Buffalo never stops because of snow, it embraces it!
There is a great craft brewery scene in the city and the surrounding area. Great restaurants are numerous and there are numerous hiking opportunities within an hour of the city.
The other three seasons offer more things to do in your free time and there are too many things to do to list.
I live outside of the city and my commute time is less than 20 minutes.
The people of this area are friendly and will generally go out of their way to help you in any way they can.