Published March 21, 2013
Fifty percent more graduates of the University at Buffalo’s medical school chose a UB residency program this year than last, according to statistics compiled from Match Day 2013.
Of the 150 members of the class of 2013, 38 have chosen to stay in Buffalo and complete their residencies at UB, up from 24 in 2012.
“This is a vote of confidence in UB’s residency programs,” says Roseanne C. Berger, MD, senior associate dean for graduate medical education.
“We do know that the residents have a tendency to remain in the areas where they train, so many will start their careers here, providing quality health care for our region.”
David A. Milling, MD, the medical school’s senior associate dean for student and academic affairs, calls the increase exciting news for UB and the region.
“We have recruited so many new faculty, and the quality of our training programs continues to improve, so students are more receptive not only to staying in Buffalo for postgraduate training but—for some who leave—returning once their training is complete.
“The growth of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, including the new downtown medical school, is also attracting young physicians here.”
A total of 75 fourth-year UB medical students—half the graduating class—will stay in New York State for their training.
Seventy-three percent of the class are state residents.