Graduate Medical Education Admissions

Applying to Residencies and Fellowships at Albany Medical College

On behalf of the Graduate Medical Education (GME) Office, we welcome and thank you for considering Albany Medical College for your residency or fellowship. We offer 46 residency and fellowship programs in compliance with requirements set by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). We also offer three non-ACGME-sponsored residency programs and four non-ACGME-sponsored fellowship programs. Whenever possible, our programs participate in an organization-matching process, such as the National Resident Matching Program® (also known as The Match®).

Our programs cover various surgical, medical, and hospital disciplines. Residents and fellows enjoy an intimate learning environment with guidance from experienced faculty and access to the most advanced technology for specialty training and medical research. Our programs are also defined by an atmosphere that inspires.

Our Commitment to Diversity
We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strive to have classes that represent diversity in its many dimensions.

Learn more about diversity initiatives at Albany Medical College.

How to Apply for Residencies and Fellowships

As an applicant to an Albany Medical College residency or fellowship, you must prepare and submit an application and participate in an interview process. For program-specific information on how to apply to one of our GME programs including application instructions, application submission deadlines, application review processes, interview dates, and other information, visit the page of your desired program. For program-specific questions, we recommend that you contact the coordinator of your desired program directly. Get the information you need:

Most ACGME-sponsored residencies and fellowships at Albany Medical College use the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)'s Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®). ERAS streamlines the residency and fellowship application process for applicants, their Designated Dean's Offices, Letter of Recommendation (LoR) authors, and program directors. However, not all specialties or programs participate. If a program is not participating, then you should contact that program directly to determine how to apply.

Each GME program sets individual requirements for the documents that should be submitted with the MyERAS® application. Be sure to research the residency or fellowship program individually to determine those requirements before making document assignments.

The SF Match provides residency and fellowship matching services to specialties and subspecialties. The Central Application Service (CAS) distributes applications to residency and fellowship training programs online. The following residency and fellowship programs use SF Match:

Albany Medical College’s Integrated Residency in Plastic Surgery accepts applications exclusively through the Plastic Surgery Common Application (PSCA). They do not accept applications via ERAS.

Applicant Eligibility Information

All applicants who are selected into residency or fellowship programs at Albany Medical College are required to meet Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) eligibility and selection requirements.

Applicants to our residency and fellowship programs are considered eligible for appointment to an ACGME-accredited residency or fellowship program if they meet the following qualifications:

  • Must hold an MD or DO degree (or the recognized equivalent).
  • Must be graduates of schools approved by the LCME (Liaison Committee on Medical Education) or the AOA (American Osteopathic Association).

International graduates must meet the following qualifications:

  • Possess a valid ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) certificate or have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a U.S. licensing jurisdiction in which they are training.
  • Meet the New York State “12-Week Rule.”
    • New York State Department of Health regulations limit non-LCME-accredited international medical school graduates from participating in New York State residency programs if their training has included more than 12 weeks of clinical clerkships outside of the country in which the medical school is located, unless approved by the New York State Education Department. Learn more about New York's 12 week rule here to learn more.
  • Are a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or a person with a J-1 visa with authorization to train in the U.S. during the term of the appointment.
    • Albany Medical Center will sponsor only J1 Visas for medical training positions.

All applicants must remain eligible or complete any eligibility requirements prior to their start date at Albany Medical College. If an applicant cannot do so, his/her NRMP Match or other appointment offer may be voided.

Program Contact Information

As you consider Albany Medical College for your residency and fellowship, know that you can contact the GME office with questions big and small. Here is what we do:

  • We are responsible for onboarding, visas, and orientation.
  • We help with questions regarding benefits, malpractice, student loans, and licensing.
  • We are the office to visit when you have questions or concerns.

Mailing address:
Graduate Medical Education
Albany Medical College
43 New Scotland Avenue
MC-50, R-113
Albany, NY 12208

email address: [email protected]

Telephone: 518-262-3593
FAX: 518-262-6014