Welcome to the web site of The University at Buffalo
School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Office of Predoctoral
Education. Our directors and staff are committed to the highest
standards for teaching and learning clinical Family Medicine. Family
physician faculty are active teachers in all four years of medical
school education. Courses administered by the Department of Family
Medicine, Office of Predoctoral Education include the Clinical Practice
of Medicine (CPM) Year One; Third Year Clerkship in Family Medicine;
and electives in Primary Ambulatory Care, Sub-Internship, Independent
Study, Research, Cross-Cultural Medicine, and Faith in Medicine.
We are proud to contribute to the students' journey of becoming
compassionate and skilled physicians.
Our program also offers a paid eight week summer research opportunity
for first year UB medical students. Students are paired with a
family medicine sponsor to assist with the various stages of the
faculty research project; i.e., develop survey instruments, data
collection and analysis, project presentation, and preparation
and submission of manuscripts.
Medical students can become a member of the Family
Medicine Interest Group (FMIG), a student directed organization
that fosters interest in the discipline by sponsoring activities
which promote awareness, serve the community, and enhance education.
Office of Medical Student Education is under the direction