How to Apply

We accept applications for the fellowship in infectious diseases through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) or through the University at Buffalo.

Number of Positions

We accept only two fellows per program year.

Eligibility

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:

  • hold a medical license as an MD or a DO
  • be eligible for a New York State training certificate or permanent medical license
  • have successfully completed three years of U.S. postgraduate training by the time you enter our program
  • hold U.S. citizenship, permanent residency or a J-1 or H-1B visa

UB will continue sponsoring existing H-1B visas provided there are no lapses in H-1B sponsorship.

Deadline

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.

Requirements

Application requirements align with ERAS and include:

  • a current curriculum vitae
  • three to four letters of recommendation
  • a personal statement
  • USMLE scores

Interviews

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.

Contact

Direct your questions to Charles Berenson, MD, program director, or Noemi Voelker, program coordinator:

Program Director

Berenson, Charles

Charles Berenson, MD

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

Email: berenson@buffalo.edu

Training Program Administrator

Noemi Tamoga

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

Email: ntamoga@buffalo.edu