How to Apply

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:

  • Quality of undergraduate education
  • Medical school grades, achievements and honors
  • National Board of Medical Examiners scores
  • Research experience
  • Personal statement
  • Letters of recommendation

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.

Training Program Administrator

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