Applying for Residency

Our rigorous training program is competitive; we select only two to three residents per year.

Important Application Information

With your application, you should submit:

  • dean’s letter
  • transcript
  • three professional references (from clinical faculty who know you well)

You must have successfully completed three years of United States postgraduate training in a primary care residency by the time you enter our program.

Primary Care residents and graduates that are board-eligible or board-certified in family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, or combined internal medicine and pediatrics are eligible.

The Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) is the centralized online application service you’ll use to deliver your application, along with supporting documents, to our residency program.

The program code is #3803521045.

We participate in the American College of Preventive Medicine SAP (Standardized Acceptance Process) for matching residents.

We adhere to Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine interview and post-interview etiquette policy


Steps to apply to the Preventive Medicine Residency program

Key Steps/Dates for 2021-2022

Step 1: Submit your application and supporting documents for the residency program via the online Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

  • Applicants may begin submitting applications to the program on Sept. 1, 2021
  • Residency programs may begin reviewing applications: Sept. 29, 2021
  • Interview Season: October to December 2021

Step 2: Register with the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM). Use the Standardized Acceptance Process (SAP) for the Public Health/General Preventive Medicine (PH/GPM) Residency.

  • Register on the SAP website Oct. 1 to Jan. 14 
  • Programs submit their rank list on the SAP website Jan. 24 to 28 
  • Submit your rank list on the SAP website Jan. 28 to Feb. 4 
  • Program/Applicant Pairing Period Feb. 7 to 11
  • Initial Notification Day (ACPM notifies results to the Programs/posts on the SAP website) Feb. 15

Step 3: Apply to the MPH after admission to the Preventive Medicine Residency program.

Steps to apply to the MPH program

MPH application requirements

  • Provide a personal statement of interest in the MPH program, addressing how the preventive medicine residency and MPH together will help you achieve your goals.
  • Include contact information for two references.

Contact Us

If you have questions, we welcome you to contact us:

Preventive 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