Application to Residency Program

Application Process

All applicants must apply through ERAS, The Electronic Residency Application Service, by November 15th. This service, offered through The Association of American Medical Colleges, will transmit the residency applications, letters of recommendation, Dean's Letters, transcripts, and other supporting credentials from medical schools to our program via the internet. For more information about and access to the ERAS system, visit the NRMP website at
Currently, the Department has 9 open positions. We interview 90-100 applicants.

Required Documents

In order for our program to fully evaluate your residency application, we require the following documents and information through ERAS before we will process your application:

  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • 3-4 Letters of Recommendation (Must be current letters within last 2 years)
  • USMLE and/or COMLEX Transcript
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Visa Status
  • ECFMG Transcript (If applicable)
  • MSPE (After October 1st )
  • Photograph (If invited to interview)

Minimum Program Requirements

  • USMLE / COMLEX: We currently have no minimum score requirements. You must pass USMLE or COMLEX Steps I and II before you start our program. Your actual start date with our program would be in June. If you are in need of the actual start date, please contact the GME office at
  • Maximum years out of Medical School: We currently have a limit of no more than 3 years out of medical school
  • U.S. Experience: Is not a requirement, though it is helpful if you have some U. S. experience
  • Current certification cards for BLS (Basic Life Support) and NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation). It would be beneficial for you to take it prior to starting with our program if possible. You can send us your receipts and copies of your certification cards and we will reimburse you for the courses.
  • Visas: We accept J-1 Visas only.

Interview Process

There will be an optional “Meet and Greet” at 6:45pm with some of our current residents the evening prior to each interview day. You will be required to be at your interview the following morning by 7:15am and your day will end no later than 2:00pm.
Your interview day may include the following:

  • Welcome
  • Interviews with approximately 5 people (Including Faculty and Residents)
  • Tour of Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo
  • Lunch with the residents


We have arranged special rates for GYN/OB residency applicants. When making your reservations, please request the Children's Hospital Special Corporate rates as indicated below. These rates must be requested at time of reservation.

Holiday Inn - Downtown Buffalo
Local Telephone 716.886.2121
Toll-Free Reservation Number: 800.465.4329
*Request Children's Hospital Corporate Rate

Best Western- On The Avenue
Local Telephone: 716.886.8333
Toll-Free Reservation Number: 800.528.1234
*Request Special Hospital Rate

Hampton Inn & Suites Buffalo Downtown
Local Telephone: 716.855.2223
Toll-Free Reservation Number: 800.426.7866
*Request Special Hospital Rate

Adam's Mark - Downtown Buffalo
Local Telephone: 716.845.5100
Toll-Free Reservation Number: 800.444.Adam
*Request Special Hospital Rate

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your deadline for applications? Our application deadline is November 15th.
Do you have any Fellowships? We have a Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Also, new to the Department is a Fellowship in Advanced Gynecologic Robotic Surgery.
How many open PGY-1 positions do you have? We currently have 9 open positions.
How many applicants do you interview? We interview 90 to 100 applicants.
What do your residents do after they graduate? About 10% of our graduating residents enter fellowship programs while the rest enter into private practice.

For more information, contact:

Alice Caster
Program Administrator

Amy Bumbaco
Assistant Program Administrator

University at Buffalo
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

219 Bryant Street
Buffalo, New York 14222

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