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Urban/Jefferson Track

There’s no shortage of interesting cases in our residency’s original track, where you’ll benefit from our approachable faculty and our dedication to the community.

Family Medicine Center

As a resident on the urban/Jefferson track, your continuity outpatient training takes place at Jefferson Family Medicine Center. At this nationally recognized patient-centered medical home you’ll see the full spectrum of health problems — including less common diagnoses — among underserved patients across the lifespan.

Supervised by our faculty, you’ll follow a panel of families and spend an increasing amount of time here as your residency progresses. The majority of our patients are low-income, African-American residents of the city’s East Side.

While you train at our family medicine center, we’ll provide you with as much or as little procedure time as you desire.

Our faculty are actively engaged in a variety of research projects, and we’ll make every effort to connect you with a mentor whose research aligns with your interests.

Some of our recent projects have focused on:

  • smoking cessation in hypertensive patients
  • urine toxicology and opioid management
  • magnesium and vitamin D monitoring in patients with chronic kidney disease

Inpatient Service

When the outpatients patients you see are admitted, you’ll care for them at Buffalo General Medical Center, a 500-bed hospital on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

Supervised by our faculty, you’ll manage your patients on multiple floors, developing a solid relationship with a variety of specialists.

As with your family medicine center experience, you can perform as many or as few procedures as you desire. Common procedures you may perform include:

  • lumbar punctures
  • AED and chest tube placements
  • paracentesis

In addition to our patients admitted from Jefferson Family Medicine Center, we care for the first two unreferred patients admitted to Buffalo General each day.

When your patients need long-term nursing or subacute care, you’ll see them at HighPointe on Michigan, a nursing care facility adjacent to the hospital.

You’ll take care of your newborn, pediatric and prenatal inpatients at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

Your inpatient service rotation at Buffalo General accounts for 12 weeks of your PGY-1 year and 16 weeks of your second and third years.

Your rotations and elective schedules are the same as those of your peers on the suburban and urban/Cleve-Hill tracks.


Each of our residency tracks has a separate match number. You may rank each separately when you apply to our program through ERAS.

We accept five residents into the urban/Jefferson track annually.

In addition, the two residents we accept into the rural track spend their first year of training with us.