The Department of Medicine brings together faculty members with diverse backgrounds and experiences who share a concern for the teaching and practice of clinical medicine.

The fundamental goal of Internal Medicine courses is to provide students with a comprehensive core of the clinical medicine knowledge necessary to become a competent physician. The faculty strive to motivate students and provide them with experience adequate to define and redefine their interests, whether these direct the student to practice clinical medicine or to pursue other disciplines.

The department presently includes 160 full-time and 360 part-time faculty members and 160 house staff, all of whom are utilized as instructors to give the student a broad range of learning opportunities. The department incorporates the medical services of the three major affiliated institutions: the Buffalo General Medical Center, Erie County Medical Center and Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and employs the resources of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Sisters of Charity Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo and Millard Fillmore Hospital.

New programs, utilizing other institutions, have been developed to further increase the range of education offered to students by the department. For example, Consultation Medicine, which emphasizes the areas of adolescent and maternal medicine, is offered through the Buffalo Children’s Hospital. Several programs are also in place which focus on the teaching of patient care in various ambulatory clinics and rural practices.

Department Coordinator: Michelle Dicenzo

Course Descriptions