Research Opportunities

When you collaborate with our world-class faculty researchers, you’ll explore innovative ways to treat patients and advance health care.

During our dedicated research electives, you may work on an ongoing project with faculty or develop your own supervised project.

10/16/18
We offer first-year medical students a paid summer research internship with opportunities to extend your investigation into the academic year.

Research Areas

Our faculty conduct research in a number of areas, including:

Research Electives in Family Medicine

FMD 699-0 Research in Family, 1-4 credits

Students are encouraged to participate in research activities under the supervision of faculty in the Department of Family Medicine. Students may assist faculty in ongoing projects or may seek faculty sponsorship of student-initiated research. Research rotations may extend from one to several modules according to individual student scheduling needs and within the constraints of the medical school’s policies. Students wishing to obtain credit for research modules must identify a faculty member willing to serve as their sponsor and submit a proposal and letter of support from their sponsor to the course director for his approval. The proposal must include a written description of the project including goals, objectives, methods, faculty supervision, means of evaluation and educational rationale.

Prerequisite: Prior approval by Andrew B. Symons, MD. By special arrangement with faculty sponsor.

Number of students: Unlimited.

FMD 950 Research In Family Medicine, 4 credits

Students are encouraged to participate in research activities under the supervision of faculty in the Department of Family Medicine. Students may assist faculty in ongoing projects or may seek faculty sponsorship of student-initiated research. Research rotations may extend from one to several modules according to individual student scheduling needs and within the constraints of medical school policy. Students wishing to obtain credit for research modules must identify a faculty member willing to serve as their sponsor and submit a proposal and letter of support from their sponsor to the course director for his approval. The proposal must include a written description of the project including goals, objectives, methods, faculty supervision, means of evaluation and educational rationale. 

Prerequisite: Senior medical student and permission of OME and instructor. Approval by Andrew B. Symons, MD.

Modules: All (by special arrangement with faculty sponsor). 

Number of students: Unlimited.

Contact Us

Denise McGuigan, MSEd

Principal Education Specialist

Family Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 955 Main Street, Room 6101G, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-2922; Fax: (716) 829-2933

Email: dpalermo@buffalo.edu