Requirements & Eligibility
Applicants with one of the following qualifications are eligible for appointment to Albany Medical Center's residency 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.
Candidates for our program must meet the following criteria:
- Fellowship applicants must complete pediatric residency training in an accredited program in the US or Canada before beginning their fellowship.
- Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents, or J-1 visa holders. Candidates bearing H-1 work visas are not presently eligible to train at our institution.
- Applications for fellowship positions are handled through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).
- Each of 3 letters of recommendation submitted through ERAS should be accompanied by this standard form (Download PDF).
The application deadline for this program is set by ERAS. Please use the embedded hyerlinks to visit the ERAS and National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) websites for important deadlines that may change annual.
For additional information, please visit the ERAS website or contact our Program. The Neonatology Fellowship Program can arrange and cover costs for overnight hotel stay for interviewees traveling to Albany, when necessary.