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Buffalo General Medical Center

Buffalo General Medical Center exterior

This 501-bed acute care medical center located on the downtown Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus hosts several of our key rotations, including most of our outpatient rotations.

You can do up to a month of your first-year neurology rotation and up to four months of your first-year primary care rotation at this site. Most of your 12-month continuous outpatient rotation, forming your primary third-year educational experience, will take place here. You may also finish any required rotations, including up to a year of neurology, in your fourth year, and take electives at this site.

This hospital’s nearby Community Mental Health Center serves as the primary site for our program’s outpatient rotations. It offers a wide variety of outpatient services, including individual psychotherapy; a MICA (mentally ill chemical abuser) program; a CDT (continuing day treatment) program, which emphasizes treating the chronically and persistently mentally ill; and a partial hospitalization program.

The CMHC also hosts a weekly psychodynamic psychotherapy seminar, which includes group supervision, and a cognitive behavioral therapy seminar, which includes didactics and group supervision.

You will receive direct or indirect supervision on all cases you see. You will also engage in a weekly, hour-long group supervision session with a faculty member for patients in CDT.

Patients come from all socioeconomic classes and represent a broad range of disease severity, including both acute and chronic illnesses.

Diagnoses include:

  • mood disorders (36 percent)
  • psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia (20 percent)
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder (9 percent)
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (8 percent)
  • anxiety disorders (5 percent)
  • other disorders (8 percent)


Faculty and Staff

  • three full-time psychiatrists
  • one half-time psychiatrist
  • five social workers
  • one registered nurse
  • one master’s level administrator

Patient Population

  • 95 percent ages 18 to 65
  •  5 percent older than 65
  • 58 percent female
  • 42 percent male
  • 65 percent Caucasian
  • 30 percent African-American
  •  5 percent other ethnicities