Application

Applicants must apply via electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS External Icon) Applicants must have passed USMLE Steps I and II. Those achieving three digit scores at or above 220 on USMLE Step I and a three digit score at or above 230 on USMLE Step II are given the strongest consideration. International graduates must have some US clinical experience with related letters of reference. In addition, we look for USMLE passage on the first attempt for all steps.

The following documents must be submitted through ERAS:

  • Medical and graduate school transcripts
  • Deans letter and two additional letters of reference.
  • Official USMLE transcript
  • Curriculum vita
  • Personal statement
  • A valid ECFMG certificate if medical school completed outside of the U.S

Applications are reviewed beginning September 15. The application deadline is November 1. Interviews are scheduled from late October through early January. Please apply to both the Categorial Neurology (5 positions) and the Advanced Neurology/Preliminary Internal Medicine track (2 positions).

All candidates entering residency or fellowship programs at Upstate on or after July 1, 2017 will be subject to a pre-employment (post-offer) drug test.  This includes any prior Upstate resident/fellow who has had a break in service and is returning to employment.  For candidates entering residency or fellowship programs at Upstate, drug screening and final results must be available prior to the first day of their program as a prerequisite to employment.

All residents in ACGME-accredited programs are required to successfully pass USMLE Step III/COMLEX III prior to June 1st of the final year of residency training, as evidenced by obtaining a passing grade for that examination and presenting an official transcript of the score to the individual program director.  The Department of Neurology prefers that this be done during the PGY-1 (intern year) before starting the PGY-2 year in Neurology.

All Fellows entering GMEC approved programs must have successfully completed USMLE Step III/COMLEX III prior to starting the program, as evidenced by obtaining a passing grade for that examination and presenting an official transcript of the score as a part of the application process.

Each residency appointment is renewed annually based upon an assessment of the resident’s performance.  The resident is appointed as a SUNY Clinical Assistant Instructor, classified as a temporary employee and subject to the terms, rights and responsibilities of current negotiated agreements between the State of New York and the United University Professions.  All resident/fellow appointments are up to a one year duration beginning July 1, the beginning of the academic year.  Some programs have a required orientation that begins prior to July 1.