A University at Buffalo internal medicine resident died Monday night in an accident at the Tralf Music Hall in downtown Buffalo.
UB authorities identified the resident as Rajan Verma, 28.
Police said that the death was ruled accidental and that no foul play is suspected.
Verma was in his first year in the program at UB. He had finished medical school and was enrolled in UB’s organized education program, a secondary step in his education, where he cared for patients under faculty supervision.
Verma’s Facebook page states he graduated from St. John’s University with a degree in biology in 2008 before going on to medical school at American University of Antigua. The New Jersey native was an outspoken fan of the New York Yankees, Brooklyn Nets and New Jersey Devils. He spoke English and Punjabi, a language native to India and Pakistan.
UB Medical School officials reached out to Verma’s family and friends to offer condolences, and psychiatry faculty are offering counseling to his friends within the school.