Training Resources

GME provides a network of educational resources that introduce the core competencies during Incoming Resident Week. Support of program staff, resident leaders and faculty is enlisted to collate and publish information resources, a clinical procedure webpage, curriculum and assessment tools and web-based learning modules. Curriculum support, educational consulting, resident career planning, and resident support services are available through the GME Office.

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Resident Support Services

GME Ombudsman

The Ombudsman for Graduate Medical Education exists to promote a positive climate for residency and fellowship education by providing an independent, impartial, informal, and confidential resource for residents, fellows, and faculty with training-related concerns. To confidentially contact the Ombudsman, call Dr. Susan Orrange at 829-6129.

UB Human Resources

Learning & Development website offers online series of classes promoting wellness, work-life balance, productivity, and computer software.

Committee for Physician Health (CPH)

The Committee for Physician Health (CPH) of the Medical Society of the State of New York provides non-disciplinary, confidential assistance to physicians, residents, medical students, and physician's assistants experiencing problems from stress and difficult adjustment, emotional, substance abuse and other psychiatric disorders, including psychiatric problems that may arise as a result of medical illness. CPH provides support and referrals, recommends evaluation and treatment, monitors for progress in recovery, and provides advocacy and education. 800-338-1833

Information & Technology Resources

Find articles in biomedical databases and electronic journals, access electronic books, search the library catalog, and request materials using the UB Libraries’ free document delivery service Delivery+.

Resources for finding point-of-care information, drug information, journals, books, and articles.

Allows you to use many software applications without having them installed on your computer - from home or any corner of the world.

More information about UB Email here and here.

Tips to be prepared and stay safe this winter

At home:

  • Anticipate school closings and arrange dependent care ahead of time.
  • Prepare your home with an adequate supply of food, water, batteries, flashlights, pet food, medications, a manual can opener and a battery powered or hand crank radio.
  • Check out Erie County Tips for Preparing for Winter Storms for emergency planning, home and car kit suggestions.
  • Download the ReadyErie App from to create your family emergency plan, get a list of the go-kit supplies, receive the latest updates and information on evacuation routes, shelters, and available emergency services.

In your car:

  • Prepare your vehicle:
    • Keep your fuel tank full.
    • Add emergency supplies to your trunk in case you get stranded: blanket, medications, bottled water, non-perishable food, and a flashlight.
    • Add a small shovel & sand/cat litter to help if you get stuck.

For work and commuting:

  • Allow extra travel time to work.
  • If there is a driving ban, carry and present your Hospital ID badge.
  • Know your program’s emergency communication process/plan for sharing instructions and updates.
  • Be sure your cell phone is on and fully charged.
  • Plan for the possibility of working longer shifts than usual; bring a packed bag with 96-hours' worth of essential supplies in case you are at the facility for an extended period of time.

Curriculum, Assessment and Teaching Tools

SAFER, or Sleep, Alertness and Fatigue Education in Residency, is a 37-minute narrated video presentation that provides an introduction to the science of sleep and the effects of sleep deprivation. SAFER focuses on the demands and stresses of medical residency. The presentation provides practical suggestions for residents to manage fatigue and sleepiness including: 

  • The influence of circadian and homeostatic processes 
  • When and how long to sleep 
  • What fatigue countermeasures to use

Includes services, resources and workshops (including podcasts and recorded events).

Website includes a "Virtual Handbook", and a "Guide to the Common Program Requirements", publications of the "ACGME Bulletin", and the "e-Bulletin".

A free publishing venue and dissemination portal designed to support educators and learners as they create and use on-line teaching materials, assessment tools and faculty development resources.

A site where you can watch teaching videos, learn what's being done at other institutions, and view resources and links.


Curriculum Support

Well-structured resident education is built on a robust curriculum that addresses six core physician competencies in each specialty program. GME staff can assist programs with reviewing goals, objectives, learning activities, and assessment tools. Program leaders are encouraged to contact GME with questions.

Educational Consulting

GME staff is available to consult with programs and faculty regarding assessment, the curricular planning cycle, writing clear educational objectives, and creating effective presentations.

Resident Career Planning

Website includes links to licensing, prep for practice and financial management information.

Has a "Resident Career Counseling" section that contains information that will help plan your entry into the practice world. It includes a series of articles, ordered along a timeline representing your last year of residency or fellowship training.

Has an online Career Center that contains a career article archive, along with a search database for physician jobs and a mechanism to apply online. Articles cover topics including: cover letter writing, networking, relocation, interviewing, and working with physician search firms - plus many more!

Has a career planning resources webpage that includes information on financial planning and debt management, as well as other interesting (and non-AAMC sponsored) links.

Financial Resources

Web-Based Learning

Offers a printable certificate of completion after completion of this module designed by UB's Office of Equity, Diversity, and Affirmative Action Administration.