We offer a three year EM program with great didactic education and diverse clinical experiences.
When choosing a residency it is important to look at your preferences, the training sites and the clinical education; these things are evident when you look through a program's webpage or when you interview.
Something very important to me was finding a program where I could get all of those educational components met and where the camaraderie is deeper than the surface, a place where I wanted to work and felt comfortable learning. This was the program for me.
UB has a great potential for being a leader in EMS education and EMS fellowship education. Many programs seek to have accreditation as EMS Fellowship sites; few have as many resources as the WNY area.
There is a robust variety of experience in Western New York including: professional EMS, third party EMS, police-based, fire-based, volunteer-based, special operations (TEMS, Hazmat, etc.) The affiliation with the Erie County SMART program provides EMS fellows the opportunity to respond to scenes anywhere in Western New York on-scene physician services could be utilized.
I worked in EMS as a paramedic for 5 years prior to medical school and residency. The University at Buffalo is dedicated to providing the EMS department and the EMS fellow with the tools and experiences to become a proficient EMS physician leader.
I moved in and out of Buffalo twice and returned because I love it here. We get snow, but snow is fun and our four distinct seasons are wonderful. I will continue to call Western New York "home" for a long time to come.