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Applying to Residency During COVID:
We recognize that COVID-19 has disrupted many aspects of medical student rotations and training. We would like to reassure all of our applicants that we continue to have a holistic approach in evaluating our candidates.
To apply to our Med-Peds program through ERAS you will be required to submit the following materials:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Dean’s Letter
- ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)
- 3 Current Letters of Recommendation
- Medical School Transcript and Diploma/Certificate
- Personal Statement
- Photograph (preferred)
- USMLE OR COMLEX Steps I and II
- The application deadline is December 1st
- We sponsor J-1 visas only. We do NOT sponsor H1-B visas.
- All applications must be submitted through the ERAS Application Service.
- No email or paper applications or faxed materials will be accepted.
- We do not require a supplemental application.
As per recommendations from the AAMC and the ACGME, AMC will be conducting “Virtual Interviews” this year. Details to follow. Stay tuned!
Applicants with one of the following qualifications are eligible for appointment to Albany Medical Center’s Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program:
- Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
- Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
- Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada who meet one of the following qualifications:
- Have received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates AND are graduates of schools approved by the New York State Department of Education OR have a full and unrestricted New York State license to practice medicine.
- Graduates of medical schools outside the United States who have completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school.
- Candidates may be considered who are currently enrolled in foreign medical schools if they are eligible for the Restricted Interim Certificate from ECFMG, issued to students who have passed the Basic Science, Clinical Science and English examinations and are awaiting the issuance of their medical school diplomas.
Graduates from schools outside of the US are ineligible for residency training in New York state IF:
- More than 12 weeks of clerkship training (during the 3rd and 4th years of medical school) occurred outside of the country in which the medical school is located UNLESS the New York State Education Department has approved that school’s curriculum, as configured.
- A list of those schools currently approved is available in the GME Department.
We hope you have found our website helpful.
For more information, please reach out to our Program Coordinator: