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Stephen J. Knohl, MD

Stephen J. Knohl, MD
Program Director

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How to Apply

How to Apply

Upstate Medical University Department of Medicine participates in the NRMP External Icon, and accepts applications through ERAS External Icon only.

We receive over 4,000 applications per year and select about 400-450 candidates to interview, including both Categorical and Preliminary candidates. We base selection upon a number of factors, including your academic performance (particularly in Medicine clerkships), personal qualities, letters of recommendation, USMLE scores, and clinical performance.

As part of the ERAS forms, we require:

  • A letter from your Dean
  • A letter from your Chairman of Medicine (or designee or Chairman of alternate residency for preliminary candidates)
  • At least 3 additional letters of reference, preferably from faculty members who have worked with you in clinical settings

We also require:

  • Your medical school transcript
  • A personal statement
  • An updated CV and a valid ECFMG Certificate (ECFMG Certificate eligible pending Medical School Diploma will suffice), if applicable

In addition, we require a 1st-attempt passing score on Step 1. For those (i.e. IMGs) in which additional testing is necessary in order to apply, we require a 1st-attempt passing score on Step 2CK and Step 2CS.

The deadline for completed applications is November 1, 2014. Interview days are held from the middle of October through early January. We will begin reviewing files as soon as ERAS post office box opens in September. Invitations to interview will be sent via ERAS email.

We look forward to receiving your application!