Academic Faculty Development

To meet the growing demand for skilled clinician-educators, we offer training that will prepare you for a future of clinical teaching, curriculum development and leadership.

We recognize that competent clinician-educators are critical to the success of academic medical centers. That’s why we’ve designed a program of intensive, longitudinal training for residents pursuing careers as medical educators. 

Education and Training

During your two years of our comprehensive training, you can expect to benefit from one-on-one mentoring and monthly meetings with our faculty, improve your presentation skills through direct observation and feedback and gain opportunities to learn educational theory and fundamental skills.

Year 2

We will engage you in curriculum improvement and redesign — such as grand rounds planning — during your second year. 

With the expert guidance of your faculty mentor, you’ll teach medical students in their first year of the school’s Clinical Practice of Medicine course. 

Additionally, you’ll obtain a trainee designation in the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) instructor program.

Your second year is when you’ll begin working on your educational scholarly project.

You’ll also participate as a member of the Family Medicine Interest Group.   

Year 3

Our program will help you hone your teaching skills by allowing you to teach medical students in their third year of family medicine clerkship and precept third- and fourth-year students at UBMD Primary Care

You can expect to become an ALSO instructor by teaching ALSO at the orientation for incoming residents. 

You’ll continue learning about curriculum improvement and redesign during your third year, and you’ll gain additional opportunities to participate in events with the Family Medicine Interest Group.

Before completing our program, you’ll complete your scholarly project and present it at a national or regional meeting.

Current Residents in Track


  • Andrew Baumgartner
  • Steven Foulis
  • Megan Guntrum



We accept two residents each year. You should apply in the beginning of your PGY-2 year.

This track is only open to residents training in Buffalo. Due to time demands, you are not eligible for this track if you’re already undertaking our rural or global health training tracks.

Contact the program director to apply.

Program Director

Macek, Robert

Robert Macek, MD

Clinical Associate Professor; Director of Family Medicine Residency Program

UBMD Primary Care of Amherst 850 Hopkins Road Williamsville, NY 14221

Phone: (716) 688-9641; Fax: (716) 932-7465