University of Buffalo gains ACGME approval for new radiology residency program

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Buffalo (UB) has gained approval from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for its new radiology residency program.

The school voluntarily withdrew its radiology residency program back in 2006, but the ACGME approval means it can now recruit 16 radiology residents during the next four years, according to a news report on the UB website. The first four of those residents can join the program in 2019.

“The reestablishment of UB’s radiology residency program is great news,” said Roseanne Berger, senior associate dean for graduate medical education in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, as quoted in the news report. “Medical imaging is an important part of both the diagnosis and treatment of patients. The presence of residents will increase the scholarly and thoughtful reflection not only about the interpretation of medical imaging but also the evidence that supports the judicious use of these resources.”

UB is collaborating with Kaleida Health, Buffalo’s Erie County Medical Center, the VA Western New York Healthcare System and UBMD Radiology on this new residency program.