How to Apply

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

Number of Positions

We accept just two residents per year.


To apply, you must have:

  • graduated from medical school within the past five years
  • not retaken either step one or two of the USMLE more than once, minimum score of 215 required (success on step 3 exam is required no later than end of PGY1)
  • 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
  • a medical school diploma
  • 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
  • personal statement that includes your committment to rural primary care 
  • a current curriculum vitae
  • your USMLE scores
  • your ECFMG certification (if applicable)
  • your proof of visa status (if applicable)


If our residency committee selects your application, you’ll receive an email to set up an interview. A minimum of three faculty members will interview you.

We interview candidates from late October through early January.


Direct your questions to:

Training Program Administrator, Rural/Olean Track

Kerrie Parr.

Kerrie Parr

Training Program Administrator; Rural/Olean 1-2 Track

Department of Family Medicine

Olean General Hospital, 515 Main Street, Olean, New York 14760

Phone: (716) 375-7077; Fax: (716) 701-1557