Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency

Sommer Stein, DO; Christina L. Padgett, DO.

Individualized mentoring and clinical experiences in a wide variety of professional settings form the cornerstones of internal medicine and pediatrics residency training, according to resident Sommer Stein, DO, left, and division faculty member Christina L. Padgett, DO.

Our four-year program prepares you for a career providing the highest quality medical care to both adults and children. 

Our residency training has the advantages of a well-established primary-care curriculum, diverse faculty, multiple combined internal medicine-pediatric practice sites and recognition of quality in the community.

Our program meets all the guidelines of both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics.

Upon the successful completion of our program, you are eligible to sit for the board examinations in both internal medicine and pediatrics leading to board certification in both fields.

The majority of our program’s graduates pursue careers in primary care, although some go on to complete fellowship training in a variety of subspecialties.


Learn From Dedicated Teaching Faculty

You’ll be supported by strong formal mentoring programs and a friendly, open-door culture, whether you’re looking for advice on research or help building your clinical career. Our faculty welcomes residents’ input and encourages individual strengths and weaknesses. Our resident-to-faculty ratio allows for strong individualized attention.

Gain Diverse Clinical Experience

You’ll train in a variety of medical settings, from fast-paced emergency units to community clinics, enabling you to develop flexible diagnostic strategies and adapt to a wide variety of professional settings. This ensures exposure to a wide range of medical problems that afflict both adults and children from varying socioeconomic backgrounds.

Build a Solid Knowledge Base

Beyond clinical skills, you will build a strong knowledge base through our Core Curriculum Lecture Series designed specifically for med-peds training and learn to apply what you learn to exemplary patient care.

Contribute New Knowledge to the Field

You will not just learn, but contribute new knowledge to our field. Your required independent research project will help you build confidence as a physician-scientist and increase your clinical acumen.

Achieve Your Goals, Enjoy Your Life

Western New York offers the ideal environment in which to culminate your training while still enjoying your life.

In your off-hours, you can take advantage of everything the “City of Good Neighbors” has to offer: a robust cultural scene, family-friendly amenities and excellent dining options, to name a few — all in a region that boasts one of the lowest costs of living in the country.

You’ll realize that the buzz about Buffalo is authentic the moment you step on our expanding downtown medical campus for your first day of training.

Amidst this exciting growth and transformation, it’s easy to envision yourself taking your place among the growing community of medical professionals who are reshaping our region into a dynamic health care hub.

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