How to Apply
National Resdency Match Program (NRMP) Positions
The Anesthesiology Department will recruit approximately 10 advanced positions per year and 3 to 4 categorical surgical spots.
Currently, we require completion of a PGY-1 year of residency at an accredited United States institution prior to beginning a PGY-2 year at Upstate Medical University.
The preliminary year can be satisfied by any of the following disciplines:
- Internal Medicine
- General Surgery or Surgery Subspecialties
- Emergency Medicine
- Critical Care Medicine
- Family Practice
- Transitional Year
The preliminary year is the only US clinical experience we require for foreign medical graduates. There is a 5-year cut-off date from medical school to present. Applications will be considered for U.S. Citizens, permament residents, and individuals eligible for J1 status.
We would welcome your application for a CA-1 (PGY-2) position beginning in July 2014 at our institution. We will be considering applications only through ERAS and we will be continuously reviewing applications through December 31. A successful candidate has USMLE scores in the 80s (pass on first attempt) with excellent reference letters. The following is a list of materials necessary for a complete application through ERAS:
- Medical School Transcript
- USMLE Transcript or COMLEX (scores in the 80's)
- ECFMG Status Report
- Dean's Letter
- Personal Statement
- Reference Letters (3)
- Universal Application
- Photo (optional)
The ERAS applications are reviewed upon receipt. If a candidate meets the above requirements, they are contacted via email about an interview. The anesthesiology department strives to promote a professional environment that encourages varied perspectives from residents with diverse life experiences with diversity being one of our core values. We are committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse residency community.
The Interview Day
This year, we will interview a total of 80-100 candidates. Most of the interview days take place on Tuesday's, October through January.
You will be given a tour of the hospital , the OR's and an informational presentation about our program. Each candidate has five 15-minute interviews with an anesthesia attending. Lunch is provided and there are residents available throughout the interview day for you to ask any questions.
In February, the selection committee determines the final ranking and submits the list to NRMP.
There are hotels within walking distance to the hospital and they also provide shuttle service to and from the hospital. Some of the hotels offer a discounted rate to medical students.