Salary, Benefits and Support

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  • Salary and Benefits
    Our salaries do not include the additional value of your benefits, which UB GME pays. Most institutions ask you to pay for your own benefits.
  • Resident Leave
    We provide standard allowances within the requirements of the Residency Review Committee (RRC) and board certification for vacation, sick leave and paid holidays.
  • Other Resident Support
    Our program offers residents additional employment benefits such as call rooms at our affiliated hospitals and access to university athletic and library facilities.

Additional Benefits

Our additional benefits include:
  • professional memberships: American College of Emergency Physicians, Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association, American Academy of Emergency Medicine, Society of Academic Emergency Medicine
  • University at Buffalo faculty benefits (including limited gym facility access)
  • paid attendance to American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly (during EM2 year)
  • annual difficult airway course
  • sponsored travel to conferences at which a resident is accepted to present
  • Continuing Medical Education (CME) spending account
  • lab coats and monogrammed scrubs provided during orientation (two each)
  • helicopter air medical service (Mercy Flight of Western New York) integrated into EMS curriculum — flight shifts are not required. The resident functions independently as the Flight Physician, working in conjunction with the pilot and Flight Paramedic. In this unique role, the resident also provides on-scene medical direction.
  • comfortable cost of living in a major metropolitan area currently undergoing a vibrant revival