Erie County Medical Center

This 583-bed medical center is one of the area’s leading health care providers. It serves as a regional center for trauma, burns, rehabilitation and cardiac care and is the region’s largest safety-net hospital.

E C M C exterior.

Located on the eastern side of Buffalo, this 583-bed acute care center admits patients from the local urban area, as well as a wide referral range that encompasses all eight counties of Western New York.

ECMC is a verified Level 1 Adult Trauma Center and a regional center for burn care, behavioral health services, transplantation, medical oncology and head & neck cancer care, and rehabilitation.

Case presentations span the range of disease states in internal medicine and general surgery, with many critically ill cases.


Inpatient experiences at this site include faculty-supervised general medical teams, where you will also work with interns and third- and fourth-year medical students. 

This site also hosts a fast-paced emergency room where you may rotate and has a large continuity clinic, primarily driven by residents, with dedicated supervising faculty.

Ambulatory blocks here give you experience with HIV and preventive cardiology. Multiple specialty electives supervised by specialty faculty and fellows are also available.


Patient Population

  • 55% female
  • 45% male
  • 15-25% Medicare patients in the ambulatory clinic
  • 35% Medicare patients on hospital services