How to Apply

Applicants must submit all documentation through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), and must register with the American Urological Association (AUA) Matching Program and obtain a match number.

Application deadline: Oct. 15th of each year.

Candidates selected for a personal interview meet individually with multiple faculty members. For each candidate, an assessment is developed based on academic record, letters of recommendation and personal interview. All evaluations are reviewed by the Faculty Selection Committee before a final ranking list is submitted to the AUA match.

Prospective Resident Interviews

Resident interviews are designed to:

  • answer all of your questions
  • learn about you and your credentials
  • determine your specific interests in our program
  • introduce to you several of our faculty members
  • provide the occasion to visit with our chairman/program director
  • meet with current urology residents

Following an initial screening, based on minimum requirements for acceptance into the program, applicants for residency are invited for interviews. The Resident Selection Committee conducts all-day interviews on two Saturdays during the fall and winter months. Approximately 16 applicants are interviewed each session by faculty members.

Applicants are our guests for an informal get-together the night preceding the interviews where residents are on hand for an informal discussion of the program.

Residency Match

Urology residents are selected for our program through the AUA Matching Program, consistently matching our top choices. Through the resident match, three applicants are selected to enter the residency each year, usually from among graduating fourth-year medical students.

With the change in the ACGME requirements, as of July 1, 2019, urology residents will no longer be required to complete one year of preliminary residency training in General Surgery.  Instead, all residents will complete five years of training under the direction of the urology program.  During the PGY1 year, however, residents will be assigned rotations in both urology and general surgery.  

Although all residents are expected to complete their final year of chief residency five years later, each year’s appointment is contingent upon satisfactory progress of the individual resident during the preceding year and all residency appointments are therefore reviewed and renewed annually.

For more information about the Urology Residency Match Program, visit the American Urological Association website.

Contact Us

If you have questions, please contact:

Training Program Administrator

Wendy Scales

Training Program Administrator

Buffalo General Medical Center, 100 High Street Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 859-3760; Fax: (716) 859-4015

Email: wrscales@buffalo.edu