The application deadline for this program is Nov. 15.

Thank you for your interest in our Pathology Residency Program at Albany Medical College!

Applicants with one of the following qualifications are eligible for appointment to our program:

  • 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 qualification: 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 U.S. 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 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

A list of those schools currently approved is available by contacting Albany Medical College's office of Graduate Medical Education at  518-262-3593 or by email.


The following are the criteria to be considered for our training program in pathology:

  • We require candidates to have passed USMLE Steps 1 and 2 on the first attempt with a minimum score of 220
  • International medical graduates must be ECFMG certified
  • There are no graduation year requirements
  • Candidates must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or qualify for a J-1 visa
  • Our institution does not sponsor H-1B visas
  • Preference is given to individuals with U.S. experience. Observerships are not considered clinical experience
  • Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Applications Service (ERAS) and the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)
  • Applications are due by Nov. 15 for positions beginning July 1 of the following year
  • Interviews are conducted Nov. 1 through Jan. 31
  • Interview dates will be released on Oct. 26

All applications must be submitted through ERAS. To apply for this program through ERAS you will be required to submit the following materials:

  • CV
  • MSPE
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
  • 3 current letters of recommendation
  • Medical school transcript and diploma/certificate
  • Photo
  • Personal statement
  • USMLE Steps I and II

Contact Us

Feel free to reach out with questions:

Kareen Adams
Program Coordinator
[email protected]

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Albany Medical Center
47 New Scotland Ave., MC-81
Albany, NY 12208