HIV Mini-Residencies: Erie County Medical Center - Buffalo

The Immunodeficiency Services at Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) are the most robust and only comprehensive HIV/AIDS care center in Western New York. ECMC strives to meet the needs of people with HIV/AIDS through our comprehensive staff of physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, nurses, case managers, nutritional consultants, drug counselors, and mental health counselors. We also have partnerships with a variety of community agencies. The goals of Immunodeficiency Services are to:

  • Improve the quality of life for individuals living with HIV infection through HIV early medical intervention and state of the art HIV/AIDS medical care.
  • Provide HIV/AIDS clinical education and medical consultation to health care agencies and providers in Western New York.
  • Offer advocacy and case management services for persons living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Emphasize the prevention of HIV infection as an integral component of HIV care.

The mini-residency at Erie County Medical Center, Healthcare Network – Buffalo trains physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and registered nurses, offering up to 31 hours of free, hands-on CME. Inpatient and outpatient clinics are used during instruction and participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the program.


The HIV mini-residency is funded by the New York/New Jersey AIDS Education and Training Center (NY/NJ AETC) through the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Program Options

The program length is tailored to your availability and can last between one and five days.


A transportation, lodging and food stipend is available. The mini-residency coordinator will discuss travel needs with the applicant upon his/her acceptance.


  • Didactic Module (4-6 hours)
    • Adherence  
    • Antiretroviral Therapy
    • Cultural Competency
    • Drug-Drug Interactions
    • Early Identification of HIV Infection
    • Guidelines for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Following Sexual Assault & Occupational Exposure
    • Hepatitis C
    • Long-term Complications of HIV
    • Metabolic Complications of HIV
    • Resistance Testing
    • Salvage Therapy
    • Women & HIV
    • Other HIV topics available based on training need
    • Combination of web-based self-study and in-person lectures.

  • Clinical Module (20-24 hours)
    • Erie County Medical Center inpatient and outpatient clinics. 


This program has been planned and implemented in
accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of
the Accreditation Council for CME (ACCME) through
joint sponsorship with the University at Buffalo
School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and
the Erie County Medical Center Corporation.

The University at Buffalo is accredited by the
ACCME to sponsor CME for physicians.
The UB School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
designates this educational activity for a maximum
of 31.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians
should claim only the credit commensurate with the
extent of their participation in the activity.

Application and Documentation

Printable PDF application

Click here for the complete brochure

More Information

To qualify and apply, you must be a citizen of the United States and a licensed and practicing health care provider in the state of New York.

For further information about the mini-residency program or other HIV clinical education programs available through Erie County Medical Center, contact Mary Goodspeed at (716) 898-4713 or