BUFFALO, N.Y. – Fifty percent more students in the
University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
have chosen a UB residency program this year than last year,
according to statistics compiled on the graduates at Match Day 2013
held March 15.
Match Day is the day when medical school students around the
country find out where they will do their postgraduate training,
called a residency, which lasts from three to seven years,
depending on the specialty chosen.
Thirty-eight out of the 150 students who make up the Class of
2013 have chosen to stay in Buffalo and do their residencies at UB,
up from 24 in 2012, according to Roseanne C. Berger, MD, senior
associate dean for graduate medical education.
“This is a vote of confidence in UB’s residency
programs,” says Berger. “We do know that the residents
have a tendency to remain in the areas where they train, so many
will start their careers here, providing quality health care for
“We’re excited to see this,” agrees David A.
Milling, MD, senior associate dean for student and academic affairs
in the UB medical school. “We have recruited so many
new faculty and the quality of our training programs continues to
improve, so students are more receptive, not only staying in
Buffalo for postgraduate training, but some who leave also will
return once their training is complete. The growth of the Buffalo
Niagara Medical campus, including the forthcoming medical school
downtown, is also attracting young physicians here.”
Seventy-three percent of the UB Class of 2013 are New York State
residents. A total of 75 students, half of the class of 2013, will
stay in New York State to do their training.