Internal Medicine-Preventive Medicine Residency

Prepare to be a leader in today’s health care environment. Learn to integrate health and wellness promotion for individuals and populations into your clinical, academic, research and service activities and how to influence the health of populations.

Our combined, four-year internal medicine-preventive medicine residency provides the first two years of internal medicine residency training, followed by two years of training in preventive medicine, including academic and practicum phases. We offer:

  • Expert faculty who serve as mentors
  • Comprehensive clinical training at affiliated hospitals, governmental public health departments, health agencies, health care providers and a managed care organization
  • A  course of graduate study leading to either an MPH degree in your choice of five concentrations or an MS degree in epidemiology
  • Innovative opportunities for research and for learning strategies for quality improvement
  • A program fully accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
  • About Us
    In collaboration with the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions, our program is available through a combined, four-year internal medicine-preventive medicine residency.
  • Education and Training
    Fully accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), our residency program provides physicians with a broad foundation of knowledge and experience in the core disciplines of preventive medicine.
  • Research
    UB is one of the premier research-intensive public universities in the country, and we encourage you to explore all of the research resources, collaborations and opportunities we offer.
  • Resident Activities
    As a preventive medicine resident at UB, you will be actively engaged in a broad range of areas beyond your assigned clinical and scholarly activities. 
  • Applying for Residency
    You must meet the admission requirements of and be accepted by both of the component training programs.


  • Program Director

    Bakhai, Smita

    Smita Bakhai, MD, MPH, FACP

    Clinical Associate Professor

    Hertel Elmwood Internal medicine 900 Hertel Avenue Buffalo, NY 14216

    Phone: 716-871-1571; Fax: 716-871-1580


  • Training Program Administrator

    Nathali Head.

    Nathali Head

    Program Administrator for: UBMD/IM, PH/GPM Residency, IM/PM Residency

    Erie County Medical Center, David K. Miller Building, 462 Grider Street, Buffalo, NY 14215

    Phone: (716) 898-4578