How to Apply

Our rigorous training program is competitive and selective; nearly 250 physicians apply each year, but we can accept only three.

Submitting Your Application

You must submit all documentation through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Begin submitting applications: September 1

Application deadline: October 15

Our program’s selection committee, which is chaired by the program director, will begin reviewing applications after applications have been opened to programs through ERAS.

Based on your eligibility, qualifications and references, our committee will decide whether to invite you for a personal interview. Invitations to interview will be sent on Saturdays. Those invited must either accept or decline the offer to interview.

Application Requirements

We require a complete ERAS application including:  

  • three professional reference letters (of these references, one should ideally come from a urologist)
  • medical school transcripts
  • MSPE — dean’s letter
  • USMLE scores
  • personal statement
  • curriculum vitae
  • recent photograph


If you are an applicant, you must have:

  • completed medical school within the past 5 years
  • passed part one of the USMLE on the first attempt
  • passed clinical skills exam on first attempt
  • passed part two of the USMLE on the first attempt, if you took it

If you are an international medical graduate, you must have a certificate from the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) to be a resident in our program. If you are not a U.S. citizen, you must be eligible to obtain a J-1 visa.


We interview candidates every year between October and December.

Resident interviews are designed to:

  • answer all of your questions
  • learn about you and your credentials
  • determine your specific interests in our program
  • introduce to you several of our faculty members
  • provide the occasion to visit with our chairman/program director

We invite our candidates to a virtual get together with the residents on the evening prior to interviews. This is not a mandatory session, but it is an opportunity for you to meet and interact with our current residents.

All candidates will interview with:

  • department chair
  • program director
  • chief residents
  • at least 3 urology faculty members

Interview dates

  • Saturday, November 4
  • Saturday, December 2



Contact Us

If you have questions, please contact:

Training Program Administrator

Steve Crowe.

Steve Crowe

Training Program Administrator

Department of Urology

Buffalo General Medical Center, 100 High Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 859-3760; Fax: (716) 859-4015