are very pleased that you are interested in learning more about our
three-year university emergency medicine residency program at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Beginning July 2012, the Emergency Medicine Residency Program will increase in class size from 12 to 16 residents. This will increase the entire Residency Program to 48 residents by 2014.
The primary goal of the Residency Program in Emergency Medicine is to prepare
residents for the clinical practice of emergency medicine. In addition to preparation for clinical practice, residents will also acquire the necessary skills to pursue an academic career in emergency medicine. Upon graduation from our 3-year program, emergency medicine residents in Buffalo are equipped to treat emergent patients in any setting, whether urban, suburban, rural, or in the field.
To accomplish these goals the program provides both experiential and didactic training. Patient care experience is provided in the emergency
department under the direct supervision of faculty committed to quality resident education. Four core emergency departments are utilized to
insure that residents are exposed to the full spectrum of illnesses and a broad range of patients. Residents are accorded graded, progressive
responsibility as they advance.
An evaluation process is in place to verify resident progress in the development of the clinical judgment and technical skills needed to practice emergency medicine. A program of regular meetings with the program director and assistant program directors are scheduled to review resident progress and to help residents adapt to the stress of residency training and of increasing clinical responsibility.
Our program is dedicated to providing the highest quality emergency care.
Specific Goals of Education
- Provide, resuscitation, stabilization, evaluation, and care for the full range of patients who present to the emergency department
- Apply critical thinking to determine the priorities for evaluation and treatment of multiple simultaneous emergency department patients with different complaints and needs
- Arrange appropriate follow-up or referral as required
- Manage out-of-hospital care of the acutely ill or injured patient
- Participate in administration of the emergency medical services system in providing out-of-hospital care
- Provide appropriate patient education directed toward the prevention of illness and injury
- Engage in the administration of emergency medicine
- Teach emergency medicine to students, more junior residents and allied staff.
- Understand and evaluate research methodologies and their application
- Understand and apply the principles and practice of continuous quality improvement
- Manage resource utilization effectively
- Utilize information sources effectively and apply evidence-based medicine to their clinical practice
- Communicate effectively with patients, families and health care professionals
- Utilize resources to address domestic violence and other public health issues, including violence prevention
- Demonstrate the fundamental qualities of professionalism
- Demonstrate how optimal patient care is provided in the context of a larger health care delivery system by effectively using system resources to support the care of patients
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