How to Apply

We accept applications for our family medicine residency program through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Number of Positions

We have a total of 14 available spots in our program:

We receive more than 2,000 applications annually.


To apply, you must be a U.S. citizen who has:

  • graduated from medical school within the past five years
  • not retaken either step one or two of the USMLE more than once
  • passed the Clinical Skills Exam on your first attempt
  • six months’ inpatient or outpatient clinical experience in the U.S., Canada or Great Britain if you attended medical school outside any of those countries (excluding the Caribbean)

If you’re an international medical graduate, you must have a certificate from the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) to be hired as a resident in our program.

If you’re not a U.S. citizen, you must be eligible to obtain a J-1 visa.


The time frame for applications and interviews follows that established by the National Resident Matching Program.

Each of our program tracks has a separate match number. You may rank each of our tracks separately.

You may submit your application as soon as ERAS allows. We encourage early submissions.


You must include with your completed ERAS application:

  • an official medical school transcript
  • your dean’s letter
  • three additional letters of recommendation, preferably from at least one family medicine physician, as well as other faculty who have worked with you directly and can comment on your clinical knowledge, judgment and interpersonal skills
  • a current curriculum vitae
  • your USMLE scores
  • your ECFMG certification (if applicable)


Virtual Interviews During the Pandemic

You will recieve an email to set up the date for your interview. Additional information and video links for you to view prior to the interview will be sent to you.

While we would much rather interview in person and be able to show you our lovely city and top notch facilities, we must make accommmodations for the safety of everyone.

If our residency committee selects your application, you’ll receive an email to set up an interview. Three faculty members will interview you. During your visit, you’ll also tour all of our clinical training sites.

We interview candidates from late October through mid-January.


Direct your questions to:

Training Program Administrator

Pamela S. Maconaghy

Residency Program Manager

Family Medicine

77 Goodell Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 816-7258; Fax: (716) 845-6699