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Otolaryngology

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

Application Process

Applicants interested in the otolaryngology training program are required to submit an application using the ERAS residency application system. The deadline for applications is October 31. The program is very competitive. We usually receive over 150 applications for the two available positions in each application cycle.  We recommend that you submit your NBME Board Scores, medical school transcript, and at least three letters of  recommendation.  We will only accept applications with above 200 on USMLE Step 1. J-1 is the only Visa Albany Medical Center can accept. We will contact applicants that we are interested in interviewing via email.  Thank you for your interest in our program. 

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 (preferred but not required)
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • USMLE Steps I and II
  • Medical School Transcript and Diploma/Certificate
  • Dean's Letter
  • 3 Current Letters of Recommendation
  • ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)

The application deadline for this program is October 31.
For additional information, please contact our program.