Applying for Residency

We accept applications for the Internal Medicine Residency Program through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) beginning in September each year.

We are committed to holistic review and equitable processes with a commitment to diversity.

We receive more than 5,000 applications each year and interview approximately 300 applicants for 33 categorical positions and one preliminary position.

We welcome applicants from all schools and accept J-1 visa sponsorship.

For those attending medical school with a partner, our program does participate in the NRMP couple’s match.

  • NRMP match number for categorical positions: 3099140C0
  • NRMP match number for preliminary positions: 3099140P0


Applications are reviewed from Sept. 27, 2023 to Oct. 25, 2023.

Interviews will be offered on a rolling basis beginning the week of Oct. 9 and ending Nov. 9.

The deadline to apply is Oct. 18, 2023.

The rank list will be certified Feb. 1, 2024.

Required References

  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE), formerly known as the “Dean’s Letter”
  • Transcript
  • Three professional references

Your three professional references should come from clinical faculty who know you well.


We schedule interviews by invitation only from October to January through ERAS.

We will be holding virtual interviews only.

Interviews will be granted for the number of interview slots available.

Mixers are voluntary to attend and do not affect rank.

No in-person interviews or second looks will be offered.

We adhere to AAIM post interview etiquette policy.  

Appointment Details

  • Start date: June 24, 2024 for 2024-2025 candidates
  • First day of residency: July 1, 2024 for 2024-2025 candidates
  • Length of program: three years
  • Number of PGY-1 positions: 33 categorical positions.

Residents are paid by University Medical Resident Services, P.C. (UMRS). A sample copy of the contract is available on the University at Buffalo Office of Graduate Medical Education website.

The listing of an applicant by a program on its certified rank order list or of a program by an applicant on the applicant’s certified rank order list establishes a binding commitment to offer or to accept an appointment if a match results. Each such appointment is subject to the official policies of the appointing institution in effect on the date the program submits its rank order list and is contingent upon the matching applicant meeting all eligibility requirements imposed by those policies.

Contact Us

If you have questions about applying to our Internal Medicine Residency Program, please contact:

Internal Medicine Residency Education Office

Department of Medicine

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

Phone: (716) 898-3941; Fax: (716) 898-3279