This policy outlines the procedure for pre-employment drug testing of residents and fellows, applicable to all accredited residency and fellowship programs, sponsored or administered by the office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) of the University at Buffalo (UB). The safety and security of our community and the patients served by UB residency and fellowship programs are our highest priority.
All residents and fellows entering residency or fellowship programs, sponsored or administered by GME or UB, on or after June 24, 2019, will be subject to a pre-employment (post-offer) drug test. This includes any prior UB resident or fellow who has had a break in service and is returning to their program on or after this date. Results of drug tests for these residents or fellows must be available to GME prior to the first day of their program as a prerequisite to employment and participating in the program. A resident or fellow who refuses to undergo such testing is ineligible for employment and to participate in the program.
See Appendix A below:
GMEC Approved Date: April 21, 2020