The Department of Otolaryngology participates in the ERAS application system and the National Residency Match Program.
Two applicants are accepted into the training program each year. All applicants must register with the NRMP before their applications will be considered for a first year program opening.
Our Identifier# is 280-35-13-135.
Applicants to the residency training program are evaluated on a number of criteria. Heavy emphasis is placed on the applicant's cognitive abilities, clinical skills, knowledge, and record of achievement. The applicant's ability to adapt to the program, to work as a team member with faculty, resident colleagues, and nursing and support staff and to develop effective patient/physician relationships are equally important.
Each application is screened by the Application Review Committee, which is composed of the Program Director, an appointed faculty member and senior resident. The Review Committee evaluates each applicant on the basis of the following criteria:
Based on the Review Committee's recommendation, applicants are invited to pursue their application with a personal interview.
Interviews are scheduled for a full day, and applicants are offered multiple dates from which to choose. Faculty members are provided with complete copies of the applicants' files so they may review them before the interview date
After all qualified applicants have been interviewed and the initial ranking is compiled, faculty and residents meet to discuss the final ranking list. The final ranking is submitted to the National Residency Match Program.
Beverly A. Hurley
Assist to Chair; Residency Training Program Administrator
Department of Otolaryngology
1237 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209
Phone: (716) 362-9585; Fax: (716) 362-9588