How to Apply

We are committed to admitting applicants of the highest quality from diverse backgrounds.

Number of Fellows Accepted

Our program is competitive and selective. Each year we receive nearly 250 applications and conduct approximately 30 interviews.

Our fellowship boasts a low fellow-to-faculty ratio. We have a total of 9 fellows in our program, and we accept only 3 new fellows per year.

Submitting Your Application

We accept applications for our fellowship through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) beginning in July each year.

Our program has two specialized training tracks: a clinical track and a research track. You'll list your preferred track on your ERAS application.

Your application will be reviewed by our interview committee, which is chaired by our program director. Based on your eligibility, qualifications and references, our committee will decide whether to invite you for a personal interview.

Application Deadline

Submit your application for 2015 no later than August 2014.


To apply for our program, you must meet these qualifications:

  • possess a medical license as an MD, MBBS or DO
  • hold U.S. citizenship, permanent residency or a J-1 or H-1B visa
  • be a graduate of an ACGME accredited internal medicine training program or complete this training by the time you enter our program

Application Requirements

We require:

  • three letters of recommendation
  • medical school transcripts
  • USMLE scores
  • recent photograph

If you are a graduate from a foreign medical school, you must also be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. 


We conduct interviews in September and October. We usually interview at least 10 candidates per position.

During the interview process, you'll have opportunities to meet our current fellows, tour our training sites and learn more about our division.


If you have questions, please direct them to:

Program Director

Mahl, Thomas

Thomas Mahl, MD


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

Phone: (716) 898-6410


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