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 receive more than 3,000 applications each year and interview approximately 250 applicants for 33 categorical and 1 preliminary positions.

The majority of international (IMG) applicants who have interviewed and matched with us have had scores of 90 and above on the first attempt on both Step 1 and Step 2. We accept J-1 visa sponsorship only.

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


November 15

Required References

  • 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 prefer IMG applicants who have not been away from clinical medicine for more than three years or who graduated from medical school within the last three years. When we interview you, your ECFMG certification may be pending. However, all IMG applicants must be ECFMG-certified prior to ranking (February 1).
  • We adhere to AAIM post interview etiquette policy.  

Appointment Details

  • Start date: June 20, 2022 for 2022-2023 candidates
  • First day of residency: July 1, 2022 for 2022-2023 candidates
  • Length of program: three years
  • Number of PL-1/PGY-1 positions: 33 categorical positions and 1 preliminary position.

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