Applying for Residency

We accept applications for our residency program through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

All candidates must participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Virtual Open House

On September 17, members of our residency program and faculty held a Virtual Open House for prospective residents. Our panel discussed our program’s culture, mission and opportunities.


Oct. 30 prior to PGY-1 year

Application Process

Through ERAS, please submit the following:

  • copy of USMLE Part I examination score
  • original medical school transcript
  • copy of dean’s letter, Medical School Performance Evaluation or equivalent
  • three letters of recommendation


October — January

Expect to be interviewed by faculty members, including:

  • neurology program director or designee
  • child neurology program director or designee
  • at least one faculty member who is an adult neurologist
  • department chair (if possible)

You will be evaluated based on your application and interview. Factors considered include:

  • academic record (USMLE scores, medical school performance and letters of recommendation)
  • personality
  • ability to communicate
  • potential to become a successful trainee

You will have the opportunity to meet current resident(s) in the program. The chief resident assesses candidates but does not participate in the admission decision.

Selection Process

Preliminary Selection

The residency program director will base preliminary selections on:

  • USMLE part I percentile score of 80 or higher, or equivalent for osteopathic students
  • passing grade on the USMLE CS examination.
  • letters of recommendation
  • personal statement demonstrating interest in neurology training

The residency program director ranks all applicants who meet minimum criteria. Candidates ranked favorably will be invited for an interview.

Final Selection

Applicants selected for ranking via the National Residency Matching Program must be acceptable to both the Department of Internal Medicine and the Department of Neurology. The program director, in consultation with the Residency Advisory Committee, makes the final ranking and selection.

Contact Us

If you have questions, please contact:

Thomas Bellanca

Department of Neurology

1010 Main St., 2nd floor, Buffalo, NY 14202

Phone: (716) 829-5060; Fax: (716) 829-5051