Continuity Clinic

From initial consultations to follow-up, you’ll provide the full range of cardiac outpatient care for patients you’ll follow throughout your training.

You’ll have a large panel of patients to follow during your continuity clinic — patients who will come to know you as their cardiologist.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • taking histories and performing physical exams
  • developing management plans with UB faculty
  • ordering tests
  • writing prescriptions
  • reviewing clinical data in EMRs
  • updating EMRs, including billing information

You’ll counsel your patients on, and treat them for, smoking, hypertension and hyperlipidemia. You’ll consult with patients who have new onset cardiac symptoms or abnormal cardiac test results.

When your patients require hospitalization, you can help care for them in the hospital and will follow up with them after discharge.

Our faculty will supervise you throughout, but we encourage you to develop your own style of practice.

Your continuity clinic alternates between two sites: Buffalo General Medical Center and the Buffalo VA Medical Center.


  • Year 1: 5-6 patients per shift
  • Year 2: 6-8
  • Year 3: 8

Years and Length of Rotation

  • 1/2 day per week throughout fellowship
  • additional 2-4 hours per week to complete EMRs and call patients

Clinical Sites

Patient Population

Patients with a wide range of cardiac conditions, including:

  • coronary artery disease
  • congestive heart failure
  • atrial fibrillation
  • valvular heart disease


  • equal gender split

Buffalo VAMC:

  • 90 percent male