How to Apply

Applications to our residency program are accepted in the fall through ERAS, and virtual interviews are conducted throughout November and December.

Thank you for your interest in our Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency Program at Albany Medical College!

If you are interested in applying to our program, the information below will provide an overview of what to expect throughout the recruitment process – from applying to interviewing.

Eligibility Criteria
Candidates for admission to the Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency Program must meet one of the following qualifications to be eligible for appointment:

  • Be a graduate of an accredited medical school in the U.S. or Canada within the past five years.
  • Be a graduate of an accredited college of osteopathic medicine in the U.S. within the past five years.

Candidates who graduated from a medical school outside the U.S. or Canada within the past five years must meet one of the following two sets of qualifications:

  • Have received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates AND are a graduate of schools approved by the New York State Department of Education OR have a full and unrestricted New York State license to practice medicine.
  • Have completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school.

Candidates who are currently enrolled in foreign medical schools may be considered 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 waiting for their medical school diploma.

Graduates from schools outside the U.S. may be ineligible for residency training in New York State if more than 12 weeks of clerkship training occurred outside the country where the medical school is located.

More detailed information about Albany Medical College's residency eligibility requirements is available on the Eligibility and Employment Information page.

Application Requirements
Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We do not accept any other applications. We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

ERAS application materials:

  • CV
  • Medical school transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) letter
  • Three current letters of recommendation
  • USMLE Step I and II  (both passed on the first attempt)
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable)

Application Review Process
All applications submitted before the date that ERAS opens to residency programs will be reviewed. Applications that are incomplete or received after that date may not be reviewed.

What do we do with all the documents you send us?

  • We review your medical school transcript to get a sense of your experiences and exposure to the field of vascular surgery.
  • We review your application and CV to get a sense of your education timeline and make sure that any "gaps" are clearly explained. If you took an extra year to complete a PhD or a research master's degree, we want to be sure we see that.
  • We review your MSPE letter and letters of recommendation to get a sense of your professionalism and preparedness for residency.
  • We look forward to reading your personal statement as an opportunity to get to know a little bit of your personality.

All ERAS screened data filters remain in place until after interview invitations are sent. Applications are reviewed without access to your: Basis for Work Authorization, Birth Date, Current Work Authorization, Felony Conviction, Hometown(s), Limitations, Misdemeanor Conviction, Photo, Self-Identification, Sex, Visa Sponsorship Needed, Visa Sponsorship Sought.

Invitations to Interview
We will interview six applicants on each of four interview dates (Nov. 7, Nov. 21, Nov. 28, and Dec. 5). Our first round of 24 invitations will be sent out the week of Oct. 24. Subsequent invitations will be sent out as interview spots become available.

Virtual Interviews
We conduct virtual interviews for applicants to our integrated residency program. We strongly support the virtual interview process as it provides equitable opportunities for candidates and mitigates demographic and socioeconomic inequities in the residency and fellowship selection process.

Applicants will have four formal faculty interviews and a short, informal interview with our current resident team, as well as a program overview presentation given by our program director, Dr. Courtney Warner, and the opportunity to meet our chief of surgery, Dr. KMarie King.

Contact Us

Feel free to reach out with questions:

Fredd Brewer
Residency and Fellowship Coordinator
[email protected]

Division of Vascular Surgery
Albany Medical Center
391 Myrtle Ave., MC-157
Albany, NY 12208