University at Buffalo Graduate Medical Education (UB GME) adheres to the policy of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), which prohibits the inclusion of any restrictive covenants or non-compete clauses for residents or fellows.
No UB-sponsored, ACGME-accredited program will ask for a resident or fellow to agree to a non-compete or restrictive covenant clause as a contingency of residency/fellowship training.
Residents and fellows are advised they may not sign a non-compete or restrictive covenant clause as part of any UB GME or program documents, or as a contingency for employment as a resident/fellow in a UB-sponsored, ACGME-accredited program. Residents and fellows must immediately notify UB GME if they are asked to sign such a document.
ACGME Institutional Requirement effective 7/1/2022 (IV.M.):
GMEC Approved Date: June 21, 2022