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.
We require candidates to have passed USMLE Steps 1 and 2 on the first attempt with a minimum score of 220. International medical graduates must be ECFMG certified. There are no graduation year requirements.
Candidates must be US citizens, permanent residents or qualify for a J-1 visa. Our institution does not sponsor H-1B visas. Preference is given to individuals with US experience. Observerships are not considered clinical experience. Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Applications Service (ERAS) and the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) by November 15 for positions beginning July 1 of the following year.