The University at Buffalo Emergency Medicine Residency offers a robust simulation experience to our residents. Every month a group of residents from each PGY class participates in simulation exercises at the University’s state of the art Behling Simulation Center.
The Behling Simulation Center is located in the newly constructed Jacobs School of Medicine building on the exciting and vibrant downtown medical campus. Residents experience cases on life like mannequins which can simulate vital signs, physical exam findings and even talk. The mannequins allows the residents to perform a wide range of critical procedures such as intubation, central venous access, chest tubes and cricothyrotomy.
Residents are offered the opportunity to lead challenging medical resuscitations commensurate with their level of training and are observed and debriefed by the simulation faculty.
Our simulation faculty is lead by Dr. Jennifer Caldwell and Dr. Mark Sieminski, both Clinical Assistant Professors of Emergency Medicine. They guide the residents through the simulations and provide teaching and feedback. Our faculty emphasizes clinical and procedural skills as well as helps residents develop leadership skills essential to becoming a practicing Emergency Physician.