Educational Activities

Incoming Resident Week is a week-long orientation for all new residents in accredited medical and dental residency programs sponsored by the University at Buffalo. The orientation takes place at the University at Buffalo South Campus, located on Main Street, and provides the residents with the opportunity to become familiar with the university and affiliated hospitals, meet fellow residents, and participate in several education sessions.

GME hosts a leadership development conference for new chief residents each year in May. This conference provides an opportunity for chiefs from all specialties to come together and build their leadership skills. Attendees receive a helpful resource book, The Chief Resident as Manager, which is a useful reference throughout the year. Popular session topics have included Strategic Communication and Leadership, Professionalism, Caring for Your Residents, Resident Work Hours, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Teaching Medical Students, and Conflict Resolution.

GME Scholarly Exchange Day is an annual research poster session for residents and fellows that occurs in late spring. This interactive, interdisciplinary day showcases Buffalo research and provides residents with experience in poster presentation. A major component of the day is the structured feedback residents receive on their work from Buffalo research faculty. Another highlight is the annual keynote address by a senior faculty member on "Research Lessons Learned: Sustaining the Momentum", where career advice and personal stories are passed along to the next generation of medical researchers. The online application for poster submission is available on the GME website in late fall, along with helpful information on resources for poster preparation. Awards are presented to the top posters.

Resident & Fellow Career Planning Seminar Series

The GME office holds yearly sessions to educate residents on contract negotiation and benefit analysis. The sessions, which are conducted by an attorney and insurance broker, are eagerly anticipated by residents. The following additional seminars have been added to create a Career planning seminar series: Choosing the Perfect Fit: Key Considerations in Job Selection, CV Writing and Interviewing Skills.

Faculty Development

2018/2019 UB Jacobs Faculty Educator Program

This program was developed in partnership with the Royal College of Physicians in London

The Jacobs School is again sponsoring a faculty development program to enhance teaching and evaluation skills. The program is planned in two stages. Stage one will consist of generic teaching and feedback skills, and Stage two will address additional teaching skills, assessment, and struggling learners. All participants are required to attend all sessions and complete an education project as a component of the training. A Peer Support Network will assist participants in completing this goal. NEW this year – Options for electives to tailor the program to your needs!

Stage I Date/Time October 30th - 1:00 - 5:00 pm
  October 31st - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Stage II Date/Time May 13th - 14th, 2019 - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location: Jacobs School, 955 Main Street, Buffalo, NY

Register Online by September 21st:

Program Fee: Your department is asked to pay the tuition for Stage one in the amount of $1,500.00 and the University will cover the education costs for Stage two. This fee covers the cost of program materials, meals, and assessment and feedback for the education project, as well as CME Credit.

Contact Alicia Blodgett with questions:

Alicia Blodgett

Alicia Blodgett


Office of Continuing Medical Education

955 Main Street, Room 7205, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-3714; Fax: (716) 829-3999