How to Apply

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

We have a record of admitting fellows from backgrounds including pediatrics, pulmonary medicine, clinical neurophysiology, neurology, psychiatry, family medicine and internal medicine.

Submitting Your Application

We accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) starting in July.

Number of Positions

Our fellowship boasts a low fellow-to-faculty ratio; we accept only 2 fellows per year.


Any graduate of a U.S.-accredited medical residency may apply.

To apply for our program, you must:

  • hold a medical license as an MD or DO
  • be eligible for a New York State training certificate or permanent medical license
  • hold U.S. citizenship, permanent residency or J-1 or H-1B Visa
  • have successfully completed an ACGME accredited postgraduate training program by the time you enter our fellowship program (areas of acceptable postgraduate training include internal medicine, neurology, pulmonary and critical care, family medicine, psychiatry, pediatrics and otolaryngology)

Graduates from foreign medical schools must also be certified by the Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

Application Requirements

To apply for our program, we ask that you submit:

  • personal statement
  • resume
  • a letter from your residency program director
  • three letters of recommendation
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination Scores
  • medical school transcript
  • medical school diploma
  • a recent photograph
  • ECFMG certification (if applicable)
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation


We require you to submit your application by August 31.

We encourage you to submit your application sooner rather than later. Although we do not reject applications we receive later, we give stronger consideration to early applications.


Our interview committee, chaired by the program director, will select candidates to be invited for a personal meeting with the interview committee and a tour of our facilities. Our committee invites approximately 10 applicants for interview.

We conduct interviews in September and October.

If you are selected as an interviewee, you will meet with at least four members of our division and at least one current fellow. Our faculty will be scoring and evaluating you in writing for later review.

Our interview committee makes all final selections. We will select you based on the strength of your USMLE scores, personal statement, letters of recommendation and the impression you leave on our faculty.


If you have questions, please direct them to:

Program Director

Ten Brock, Eric

The Buffalo General Hospital Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine 100 High Street Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 348-3436 or 716-859-4711; Fax: 716-859-1491


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


Sleep Medicine Administrative Contact

Lisa Kilfoy

Administrative Assistant

6105 Transit Road, Suite 100, East Amherst, NY 14051

Phone: (716) 348-3435; Fax: (716) 204-8229