How to Apply
The application deadline is Oct. 1.
Thank you for your interest in our Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program at Albany Medical College!
We follow the specialty-wide standards for obstetrics and gynecology residency programs, as recommended by the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) and the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO), which were developed to address growing challenges in the residency application and interview processes.
We participate in program signaling, follow a common release of interview dates with rolling offers to follow, limit program interview invitations to the number of interview slots available, and allow applicants a minimum of 48 hours to accept interview hours. Applicants will be informed of their final status (invited for interview, wait-listed, or rejected) by Dec. 2. Please see the CREOG and APGO transition to residency guidelines for additional details.
We accept applications via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
All applications MUST be complete for an applicant to be considered for our program. This includes all of the following:
- A completed AAMC-NRMP application for residency
- An official copy of your USMLE scores
- An official medical school transcript
- AT LEAST three letters of recommendation from faculty members familiar with your performance
- Dean’s Letter
Please note that we do not accept hard copies of applications.
We would love to interview everyone but that is simply not possible. A carefully selected pool of applicants will be offered interviews. We follow the specialty-wide recommendation and will be conducting all interviews virtually.
Sample Interview Day
The following general schedule will apply for both the morning and afternoon interview sessions:
- Meet the Chair
- Meet the Program Director
- Program introduction
- Faculty interview 1
- Faculty interview 2
- Associate Program Director interview
- Program Director interview
- Resident interview
International Graduate Requirements
Graduates of schools outside the U.S. must meet the following requirements:
- Legally able to work in the U.S. or eligible to obtain work
- Provide a valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
- Able to apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and participate in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).
New York State Requirements for International Graduates
Graduates of schools outside 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.
Albany Medical Center only sponsors J-1 visas. We do NOT sponsor H1-B visas. Questions regarding visa sponsorship should be directed to the Office of Graduate Medical Education.
Feel free to reach out with questions:
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Albany Medical Center
391 Myrtle Ave., Floor 2, MC-74
Albany, NY 12208