Requirements & Eligibility
Applicants with one of the following qualifications are eligible for appointment to Albany Medical Center's residency/fellowship programs:
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.
The following accomplishments and documentation are required for application to our Cardiothoracic Surgery fellowship program:
- Successful completion of a five-year ACGME-accredited General Surgery residency program, with documentation confirming this.
- Submission of an application through ERAS to include:
- Current CV and personal statement
- Three letters of recommendation (including one from your current program director or department chair)
- Dean's Letter
- A copy of your diploma
- A copy of your transcript with the official seal
- ABSITE scores
- A valid ECFMG certificate (if a foreign graduate.) Albany Medical College accepts only the J-1 Visa.