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Olean Rural Family Practice


Olean General Hospital
515 Main St. Olean, NY 14760
(716) 373-2600

Universal Primary Care Center
500 Main St. Olean, NY 14760
Tel: (716) 375-7500
Fax: (716) 701-6852


Program Code: 3099120C4
Residency Positions: 2 per year/6 total
Inpatient Service Through Olean General Hospital

The Universal Primary Care Center, located on the Olean General Hospital campus, contains the Family Medicine Center for our residents. With a strong sense of camaraderie, you will work side by side with our faculty of four board-certified family practitioners, two certified nurse midwives and one nurse practitioner as you develop both personally and professionally. We never lose sight of the fact that you are a unique person developing into a family practitioner, and we tailor our program to capitalize on your strengths and support your weaknesses. You will hone your skills further by actively teaching other residents and medical students from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and with 300 deliveries per year in our practice, your competency to practice obstetrics is assured.

After spending the first year in Buffalo at the Jefferson Family Medicine Center, you will then relocate to Olean, a community of 20,000 located approximately ninety miles south of Buffalo. The Universal Primary Care Family Medicine Center has over 6,900 square feet of space, including fourteen examination and treatment rooms, OB/GYN ultrasound and NST machines, a conference room, physician offices and library/instructional area. A telecommunications network links the Rural Campus with Buffalo’s medical school, hospitals and residency program for video conferences, medical imaging transmission, instant consultation and translation for non-English speaking patients.

Patients are admitted to Olean General Hospital, a 186-bed institution. Our extensive program, with centers of care in Olean, Cuba and Houghton is truly a dynamic place to practice, grow and learn. Join us as we provide comprehensive health care to the people of the rural Southern Tier and you will leave us not only a fine physician, but also a better person.

Associate Program Director: Galvin D. Anderson, MD
Procedures: Colposcopy, endometrial biopsy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, full range of office surgery, intubation and resuscitation, central lines and circumcision.

Unique Features: Rural 1 – 2 Track, extensive training in women’s health care issues including obstetrics, residents first assist at surgery, extensive unopposed hands-on experience with university-level didactics and electives.

Faculty: four board-certified family physicians (one of which has completed a family practice obstetrical fellowship and has active surgical obstetrical privileges); two certified nurse midwives/nurse practitioners in women’s health; one adult nurse practitioner.

Olean General Hospital

Olean General Hospital, a 186-bed rural regional referral center, located ninety miles south of Buffalo, has been the leader in health care in Western New York’s Southern Tier for nearly a century. Olean General Hospital is a dynamic and progressive hospital, which has received the 2008 Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals Performance Improvement Leader Award. Our well-trained, specialty board-certified community preceptors love to teach – with you as the center of their attention. With a medical staff of more than 190 top-notch physicians, Olean General Hospital provides a truly comprehensive range of medical services and features newly constructed, state-of-the-art ICU, ED and obstetrical unit, as well as the very latest in laboratory/diagnostic services. Our state-of-the-art radiology facility includes a 64-Slice CT scanner, MRI and PET/CT scanner, making it second to none in Western New York. With the additions of the local Roswell Park affiliated Radiation Center, Millard Fillmore Stroke affiliation and the Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine, you can be assured of a cutting-edge education. Privileges granted to your faculty by Olean General Hospital include c/sections and ICU and neonatal resuscitation, to mention only a few. You will be part of the only residency program in a supportive, truly family practice-friendly hospital that features your faculty in the ultimate leadership roles of medical director and previous president of the medical staff, ensuring the success of family practice in the community for years to come.

The Buffalo General/Olean General coalition affords you an extensive exposure to the full spectrum of medical problems in the first year; then you fine-tune these skills in the second and third years to become a truly successful family practitioner of the twenty-first century, with the qualifications and experience to practice anywhere in the nation.



For more information on Residency Training in the Rural 1 - 2 Track through UB Family Medicine
contact Pam Maconaghy (Buffalo) or Kerrie Parr (Olean)

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