How to Apply

Applicants must submit all documentation through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), and must register with the American Urological Association (AUA) Matching Program and obtain a match number.

Application deadline: November 1st

Candidates selected for a personal interview will meet virtually with multiple faculty members and chief residents. For each candidate, an assessment is developed based on academic record, letters of recommendation and personal interview. All evaluations are reviewed by the Faculty Selection Committee before a final ranking list is submitted to the AUA match.

Number of Residents Accepted

Each year we receive approximately 225 applications and conduct an average of 40 interviews.  We have 3 openings each year.


If you are an international medical graduate, 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
  • if part two of the USMLE was taken, must have passed on the first attempt
If you are an international medical graduate, you must have a certificate from the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) to be hired as a resident in our program.
If you are not a U.S. citizen, you must be eligible to obtain a J-1 visa.

2020 Application Process

Applicants must apply to the University at Buffalo via the AAMC’s Electronic Residency Applications Service “ERAS”. Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Applicants may begin submitting applications to residency program on September 1, 2020.

Our program’s selection committee, which is chaired by the program director, will begin reviewing applications on October 21, 2020.  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 to those chosen on November 6, 2020.  Those invited must either accept or decline the offer to interview by November 9,2020.

Application Requirements

We require a complete ERAS application including:

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

Prospective Resident Interviews

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
  • meet with current urology residents

Following an initial screening, based on minimum requirements for acceptance into the program, applicants for residency are invited for interviews.

All applicants will interview with:

  • Department Chairman
  • Program Director
  • Chief Residents
  • At least 3 urology faculty members

Residency Match

Urology residents are selected for our program through the AUA Matching Program, consistently matching our top choices. Through the resident match, three applicants are selected to enter the residency each year, usually from among graduating fourth-year medical students.

With the change in the ACGME requirements, as of July 1, 2019, urology residents will no longer be required to complete one year of preliminary residency training in General Surgery.  Instead, all residents will complete five years of training under the direction of the urology program.  During the PGY1 year, however, residents will be assigned rotations in both urology and general surgery.  

Although all residents are expected to complete their final year of chief residency five years later, each year’s appointment is contingent upon satisfactory progress of the individual resident during the preceding year and all residency appointments are therefore reviewed and renewed annually.

For more information about the Urology Residency Match Program, visit the American Urological Association website.

Contact Us

If you have questions, please contact:

Program Coordinator

Steve Crowe.

Steve Crowe

Program Coordinator

Department of Urology

Buffalo General Medical Center, 100 High Street, Suite B280, Buffalo, NY 14203

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


Training Program Administrator

Wendy Scales

Training Program Administrator

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