How to Apply
We accept applications in September for the upcoming recruitment season.
Our eligibility criteria incorporates a review of all materials submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), including medical school transcript, MSPE, letters of recommendation, personal statement, and USMLE/COMLEX scores. In considering candidates for residency, we review each application that we receive. We do not utilize any single application element in our consideration of these materials. All interviews are conducted virtually. We are primarily looking for evidence that candidates have the ability and motivation to develop into skilled, caring, and competent neurologists.
We receive well over 500 applications each year and invite approximately 60 applicants to interview. As invitations to interview are extended on a rolling basis, we encourage you to apply early. We have six positions available each year.
Applicants with one of the following qualifications are eligible for appointment to Albany Medical College's residency and fellowship programs:
- Graduates of medical schools in the U.S. and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
- Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the U.S. accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
- Graduates of medical schools outside the U.S. 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 U.S. are ineligible for residency training in New York State if more than 12 weeks of clerkship training (during the third and fourth 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.
The following are the criteria to be considered for our training program in neurology:
- All applications must be submitted through ERAS.
- If you are an international medical graduate (IMG), you must have a J-1 visa or permanent residency. We do not sponsor H-1 visas.
- IMPORTANT: We cannot accept for residency any IMG with more than 12 weeks of clinical clerkship outside of the country of their medical school unless the person is a graduate from one of the medical schools which have been approved by the NYS Education Department.
- Graduation from medical school within the last four years. We will consider an earlier graduation year with subsequent residency or clinical experience, or neuroscience research.
We are a four-year categorical program.
To apply for this program through ERAS you will be required to submit the following materials:
- Dean's letter
- ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
- Three current letters of recommendation; at least one from a neurologist
- Medical school transcript and diploma/certificate
- Personal statement
- USMLE Steps I and II or COMLEX
- Score of 220 or better is preferred (first attempt)
Feel free to reach out with questions:
Department of Neurology
Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Ave., MC-70
Albany, NY 12208