We accept applications for the fellowship in infectious diseases through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) or through the University at Buffalo.
We accept only two fellows per program year.
Any graduate of a U.S.-accredited medical residency may apply.
All fellows beginning training at UB must complete a New York State-approved infection control course before orientation. If you graduated from a New York State medical school after May 2006, you are automatically credited for this course. If not, three providers offer distance learning options that satisfy this requirement:
To apply for our program, you must:
UB will continue sponsoring existing H-1B visas provided there are no lapses in H-1B sponsorship.
The time frame for applications and interviews follows that established by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
You may submit your application as soon as ERAS allows. We review applications as soon as we receive them, beginning in August through Nov. 1, so candidates can interview before the match in early December.
We encourage early submission of applications but will review them through March. We don’t reject applications received later, but we give stronger consideration to early applications.
Application requirements align with ERAS and include:
Interviews take place by invitation from September through November.
The program director reviews and screens all applications before presenting his choices to the selection committee. The committee reviews these applications and invites approximately 10 applicants for interviews.
All interviewees meet with at least four division faculty members and at least one fellow. Faculty score and write an evaluation for each candidate.
We base our selection of candidates on USMLE scores, personal statements and goals, letters of recommendation and our faculty’s impressions.
We provide lodging at a nearby motel for all interviewees.
Direct your questions to Charles Berenson, MD, program director, or Noemi Voelker, program coordinator:
Associate Professor and Residency Program Director, Infectious Diseases
VA Western New York Healthcare System Research (151) 3495 Bailey Avenue Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: (716) 862-6529; Fax: (716) 862-6526
Training Program Administrator
ECMC, 462 Grider Street, DK Miller Bldg., First Floor, Room C100-B, Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: (716) 961-6956; Fax: (716) 961-6960