How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Family Medicine Residency Program at Albany Medical College!

Applying to our Program

Applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Our program participates in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).

Sponsoring Institution: Albany Medical Center
Program Name: Albany Medical Center Program (Family Medicine)
ACGME Program Code: 1203521198
NRMP Program Code: 1414120C0

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 (ECFMG) 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
    - We sponsor J-1 Visas, we do NOT sponsor H18 visas
    - 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 U.S. 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 listed on the New York State Education Department’s website.

You are eligible to apply for a position in the Family Medicine Residency Program if you meet the following criteria:

  • All applicants must follow Albany Medical Center’s qualifications for employment.
  • All applicants must use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to apply to the Family Medicine Residency Program. No paper applications will be accepted.
  • Graduation from medical school is preferred to be within the last 2 years. We will consider earlier graduation with subsequent residency/clinical experience in the United States.

For an application to be considered complete, it must contain the following:

  • ERAS Application Form
  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (Dean’s Letter)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (no specific requirements)
  • USMLE or COMLEX Scores
  • ECFMG Certificate or status of eligibility (If applicable; can interview with pending certificate)
  • Photo (optional)

Step 1/COMLEX Level 1 required. Step 2 CK/COMLEX Level 2 preferred at time of application but may be submitted later, pre-ranking.
Applicants are encouraged to contact the program when they have updated their scores in ERAS.

Please review Albany Medical Center's eligibility for employment.


2024-2025 Interview Season Information

The Albany Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program will be participating in an all-virtual interview season, as recommended by the AAMC. Prospective applicants are welcome to visit the Albany area, but the program will not plan to host in-person events including (but not limited to): interviews, open houses, meetings, and tours.

Important Dates

ERAS Applications Available for Program Review | Sept. 25, 2024
Initial Program Review Period | Sept. 25 – Oct. 10, 2024
Round 1 Invitations Release | Oct. 11, 2024
Deadline to Submit Applications for Review | Dec. 1, 2024
Last interview day | Jan. 20, 2025

Interview invitations will be sent on a rolling basis, based on interview availability, after the initial release on Oct. 11, 2024. We are committed to not sending more interview invites than we have the availability for.

ERAS/Thalamus Collaboration

ERAS and Thalamus announced a collaboration for the 2023/2024 residency interview cycle. Our program is participating in this collaboration and will send interview invites through Thalamus’ scheduling platform. Thalamus requires each user to have an account to schedule an interview. Be sure to create an account with Thalamus to have the smoothest interview scheduling experience.

Contact Us

Brynne Kirk
Residency Coordinator
[email protected]

Family Medicine
Albany Medical Center
391 Myrtle Ave., Suite 4B
Albany, NY 12208