Application Requirements

Thank you for your interest in our residency program at Albany Medical Center.  In considering candidates for residency, we review each and every application that we receive. There is no single factor that we use to decide who will be invited for interviews.  We are primarily looking for evidence that candidates have the ability and motivation to develop into skilled, caring and competent physicians.

ERAS - Electronic Residency Application Service Association of American Medical Colleges
Electronic Residency Application Service
NRMP - National Resident Matching Program

National Resident Matching Program Home Page

NRMP Universal Application Page

All applications are processed through ERAS.

If you are an IMG, you must hold a J-1 visa or have permanent residency. We do not sponsor H1 visas. Additionally, you must also have a valid ECFMG certificate.

IMPORTANT: We cannot accept for residency any IMG with more than 12 weeks of clinical clerkship outside of the country in which their medical school is located unless the applicant is a graduate of one of the following medical schools which have been approved by the NYS Education Department (This is a NYS rule;  see )

  • American University of Antigua, Antigua
  • American University of the Caribbean, St. Martin, Netherlands Antilles
  • The Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • English Language Program, University of Debrecen, Medical and Health Science Center, Medical School, Debrecen, Hungry
  • English Language Program, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland
  • English Language Program, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
  • Fatima College of Medicine, Manila, Philippines
  • International Health and Medicine Program, Ben Gurion University of the Negrev, Beer-Sheva, Israel
  • Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
  • Medical University of the Americas / Nevis, Nevis, West Indies
  • Ross University School of Medicine, Roseau, Dominica
  • Saba University School of Medicine, Saba, Netherland Antilles
  • St. George’s University School of Medicine, St. George’s, Grenada
  • St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (if graduated after 2003.)

All applications to this program are to be submitted through ERAS. To apply for this program through ERAS you will be required to submit the following materials:

  • Photograph
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • USMLE Steps I and II or COMLEX
  • Medical School Transcript and Diploma/Certificate
  • Dean's Letter
  • 3 Current Letters of Recommendation
  • ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)