Council: 2 UB residency programs on probation

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The organization that reviews programs for training doctors has put two surgical residencies on probation at the University at Buffalo, which also temporarily closed its dermatology program.

The Buffalo News reports Sunday ( ) that the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education didn’t release details about the problems in the general surgery and pediatric surgery residency programs.

But school officials say too few faculty were doing research in general surgery and it didn’t meet an earlier directive to limit residents’ workloads to 80 hours.

They say the pediatrics program also violated limits on working hours and its variety of cases wasn’t sufficient.

The dermatology program shut down after its four doctors quit over policy disagreements.

The State University of New York campus sponsors 60 residency programs. It says it’s working on the problems and moving to restore the dermatology residency.

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