How to Apply

Each year, we accept four to five new fellows into our rigorous, rewarding fellowship.

Submitting Your Application

You may apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) starting July 1. We begin accepting applications July 15.

Application Deadline

We prefer that you apply by mid-August.


You must:

  • have a medical license (MD, DO, MBBS)
  • have successfully completed three years of U.S.-accredited internal medicine residency training by the time you enter our program
  • hold U.S. citizenship, permanent residency or a J-1 or H-1B visa

Application Requirements

We require:

  • three letters of recommendation
  • USMLE scores
  • ECFMG certification, if you're an international medical graduate
  • medical school transcripts
  • a recent photograph

Application Review

Our program director, division chief and faculty will review your application.


Of the 400-plus applications we receive each year, we interview between 50 and 60 candidates. Our interviews take place in September and October.

During interviews, candidates have the opportunity to meet with our faculty and current fellows, tour one of our clinical training sites and learn more about our program.


If you have questions, please contact:

Training Program Administrator

Sandra Gilliam

Training Program Administrator

Office of Graduate Medical Education

Erie County Medical Center, DK Miller Building, 462 Grider St., Buffalo NY 14215

Phone: (716) 961-6955; Fax: (716) 961-6960