As a fellow, you will work in two continuity clinics where, supervised by faculty, you will manage your own panel of patients.
Our fellowship holds continuity clinics at two sites, the Buffalo VA Medical Center and Academic Medicine at the UBMD Internal Medicine at Amherst.
Each site has a distinct patient base, an interesting and varied mix of cases, and supportive faculty. You will rotate for a period of 18 months at each site.
Concentrated time in our continuity clinics helps you develop valuable relationships with the faculty who train you and the patients you see.
At our Buffalo VA Medical Center site, you will have the opportunity to gain increased exposure to older, predominantly male patients.
You will spend one half-day session per week at the Buffalo VA Medical Center site. On average, you will see seven patients per session.
You can expect to see patients with sleep apnea, asthma, interstitial lung disease, cough, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and individuals with occupational lung disease. You will see a large contingent of lung cancer patients and will work with individuals who have lung nodules.
Most fellowship programs do not provide you with exposure to a dedicated pulmonary hypertension clinic run by specialists in the field. Our fellowship is one of a few programs that offers you this learning opportunity in a clinic environment.
At our UBMD Internal Medicine at Amherst site, you will receive close guidance as you work alongside the pulmonary hypertension expert we have on faculty. You can expect to receive rigorous training in the diagnosis and management of patients with pulmonary hypertension. You will also gain experience seeing a large cohort of patients with sarcoidosis.
You will spend one half-day session per week at UBMD Internal Medicine at Amherst. On average, you will see five patients per session.