Verification of Training Frequently Asked Questions
Requests for verification of training or malpractice coverage are only accepted electronically. Your request must be submitted with a signed release from liability form, uploaded to the online request.
Enter the information along with a signed release into the online portal and use the "Notes" field to provide additional information. The GME office can provide a letter of verification of the training dates and training program in the request.
We can only verify the training program start and end dates for residencies and fellowships. Requests for additional information, such as an evaluation of competency, will be redirected to the training program.
We can provide accurate records dated back to 1998. In some cases, we can provide verification of records prior to 1998. In the event we are not able to verify training, your request will be forwarded to the training program.
Contact the Federation of State Medical Boards for information regarding these closed programs:
Residents and fellows are covered by the hospital’s malpractice insurance during training. Each trainee is covered by all the sites on rotation. Therefore, they are more than likely covered by more than one policy.
If you need verification of coverage, our office typically provides a letter that confirms the coverage to include a copy of the summary of professional liability and a contact list for the hospitals’ risk management departments. The letter will also indicate if any claims have been filed against the individual of inquiry.
Specific information such as policy number and company name can be obtained through the hospital risk management departments. A signed release from liability form must be attached with the malpractice request.
The VA does not maintain professional liability insurance coverage and cannot provide any policy information. Medical malpractice claims that occur at the VA are filed directly against and defended by the federal government pursuant to the Federal Tort Claims Act.
Please allow up to two weeks to receive your request.
We answer all requests on a first-come, first-served basis. Your request will be addressed in the order that it was received.
Send an email to the contact below and request completion of page 2 of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness form. Once page 2 of the document is received by GME, your training dates will be verified, the form will be signed by the Director of Human Resources and returned to you to submit to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness office.
We can only verify job title and dates of employment.
Contact the University at Buffalo Foundation Human Resources Department for salary verification at 716-645-3013.
Education and Resident Services Administrator
Office of Graduate Medical Education
955 Main Street, Room 7230, Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 829-6124; Fax: (716) 829-3999