Research and Scholarship

Umesh Sharma, MD, PhD, Nikhil Agrawal MD.

In our program, resident Nikhil Agrawal, MD (right) sharpens his clinical and critical thinking skills via scholarly projects with mentors like Umesh Sharma, MD, PhD.

We support your research interests with up to three months of dedicated research time during your training.

Whether your interest is in clinical or basic science research, we offer you a wide range of expertise and project opportunities with distinguished, experienced faculty. In your second year, you may take a three-month research elective to design and carry out independent work. We also offer an elective in evidence-based medicine.

Some residents carry an independent project to publication or presentation at national meetings, while others get involved with larger, ongoing research at our school. These opportunities give you a competitive edge when you apply for fellowships or continue on into an academic career.

Present Your Work

Itivrita Goyal in front of her poster at the 2017 Dept of Medicine Research Day.

Internal medicine resident Itivrita Goyal, MD, presents her research poster during the Department of Medicine’s annual Research Day.

We support our residents’ participation in the American College of Physicians’ statewide poster session, held each fall, and in the poster session at our school’s annual Spring Clinical Day.

Throughout the year, Journal Club meetings give you opportunities to present a thorough review of a topic that interests you, which may relate to an ongoing research project you’re developing.

Internal Medicine Research News

3/4/19

Thirty-four original research projects from aspiring physician-scientists were on display at the 2019 Medical Student Research Forum.

8/29/18

Seventy-five student-scientists presented projects during the Eighth Annual Buffalo Summer Research Conference, an interdisciplinary forum marking the culmination of their summer research in Buffalo.