Our program trains you in all medical procedures required by the American Board of Internal Medicine, as well as additional key competencies we require for graduation, through a standardized credentialing process.
This fulfills requirements of New York State law — and ensures that you get consistent supervision and feedback while you learn.
Before performing any of these procedures, you will review its steps with your supervisor. This individual will be credentialed in the procedure you’re learning, and may be another resident, a fellow or the attending. Refer to the University at Buffalo GME website for indications, contraindications and steps.
For a supervised procedure to count toward your credentialing, it must meet these criteria:
See the table below for the number of times you must perform procedures required by the ABIM to obtain credentialing:
|Required Procedures||Sites Encountered||Number Required|
|ACLS||ACLS certification class, ER, ICU, CCU, floors||Passing certification class and maintaining certification|
|Pelvic exam, pap smear and cervical culture||Women’s Health, ER||3|
|Peripheral venous access||ER, floors, ICU||3|
|Arterial blood draw||ER, floors, ICU||3|
|Venous blood draw||ER, floors, ICU||3|
To perform additional procedures, such as central line placement and arthrocentesis independently, you will need to be certified. Generally, you learn these procedures in your ICU and ER experiences. Some ambulatory procedures, however, are more often available in specialized ambulatory education blocks.