How to Apply

Application Process


Applications are accepted only through ERAS, beginning September 15th.

The deadline for submission is November 1st.

We strongly encourage you to apply as soon as possible. After the Application Review Committee makes their decision, you will be notified by email if you are to be an invited candidate for our program. An early submission of your application will allow for the maximum amount of flexibility in scheduling of a potential interview.

Quick Information

  • 9 categorical spots available per year
  • Research years optional and available after PGY2 or PGY3 year
  • Designated and Undesignated preliminary spots available
  • The only general surgery residency in Buffalo



Interviews take place between November and mid-January. At each session we will interview up to 10 candidates.

The night before your interview date we invite all candidates and their spouses to enjoy a casual dinner with the residents at Big Ditch Brewing Company, located here in Buffalo.

Our interview dates themselves include 3-4 inteviews with faculty members and 1 interview with a current senior resident. We will also discuss the details of the program, give a short tour of the hospital, and give a tour of the city of Buffalo.



Please address all inquiries and other correspondence to:

Program Director

Lukan, James

James Lukan, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, General Surgery Residency Program Director

Erie County Medical Center, DK Miller Building, Third Floor, 462 Grider Street Buffalo, NY 14215

Phone: (716) 898-5283; Fax: (716) 898-5029


Training Program Administrator

Melissa Beckman.

Melissa Beckman

Training Program Administrator

Erie County Medical Center, DK Miller Building, 3rd Floor, 462 Grider Street, Buffalo, NY 14215

Phone: (716) 898-3627; Fax: (716) 898-5029