The Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatric Residency Training Program is a four year program designed to prepare the physician for a career providing medical care to both adults and children. The program was established in 1981 in response to the growing interest of medical students for a graduate training program that provided a greater depth of knowledge and exposure to the medical care of individuals of all ages than was offered in a Family Practice Residency Program.
The majority of our graduates pursue careers in primary care, although some go on to complete fellowship training in a variety of subspecialties. The program meets all the guidelines of both the American Boards of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics. Upon the successful completion of the four year program, our residents are eligible to sit for the Board Examinations in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics leading to Board Certification in both fields.
Although our program functions as an independent entity, all aspects of the program are fully integrated into the Internal Medicine and the Pediatric Residency Programs of the University at Buffalo. During their four years of training, the resident rotates through Oishei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo General Medical Center, Erie County Medical Center, and Veterans Administration Medical Center. Our residents also have the option of rotating through Roswell Park Cancer Institute should they opt to complete an elective in Hematology/Oncology. This ensures exposure to a wide range of medical problems that afflict both adults and children from varying socioeconomic backgrounds.