Medical Student Education

Medical student and faculty member.

Our faculty play an active role in your predoctoral education, teaching you across all four years of medical school.

Our department coordinates the first year of the two-year Clinical Practice of Medicine course, and our faculty lead most of the seminar groups in the first year.

We run the third-year family medicine clerkship, leading didactic sessions and training you at our clinical sites.

Our integrated curriculum on caring for patients with disabilities spans your four-year education.

Our department also offers an elective in primary care for patients with disabilities, among many other family medicine electives.

You may join our Family Medicine Interest Group at any time.

We also offer paid summer research assistantships for rising second-year medical students.

Contact Us

Vice Chair for Predoctoral Education

Symons, Andrew

Andrew Symons, MD, MS

Clinical Professor; Vice Chair for Medical Student Education, Department of Family Medicine

UBMD Family Medicine at Sheridan 2465 Sheridan Drive Tonawanda, NY 14150

Phone: (716) 835-9800; Fax: (716) 835-9876


Associate Director

Denise McGuigan, MSEd

Principal Education Specialist

Family Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 955 Main Street, Room 6101G, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-2922; Fax: (716) 829-2933


Clerkship Coordinator

Michelle Kasprzyk.

Michelle Kasprzyk

Clerkship Coordinator

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 955 Main Street, Room 6101, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-3800