Selection Criteria

Application Process
Please use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) maintained by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) to apply for selection into our residency program.

Please READ ALL OF THE INFORMATION BELOW before contacting us with questions and/or applying for our residency program.

2015 Eligibility and Selection

We will begin accepting applications in September 2014 through ERAS – the Electronic Residency Application Service maintained by the Association of American Medical Colleges.  Please do not fax, email or mail me your CV, etc.  It is our policy to accept applications ONLY through ERAS.  Interviews will take place during November 2014, December 2014 and January 2015.  The deadline for submitting your application is December 1, 2014.  You will also need to participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) in March 2015.  We traditionally offer five categorical and approximately five undesignated preliminary positions.  I stress that your application cannot be reviewed until it is complete!  We do not offer pre-match positions.

To be considered for an interview you will need to provide, via ERAS:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Medical school transcript
  • USLME Step I/COMLEX I official documentation
  • Personal statement
  • Deans letter
  • Four letters of recommendation (preferably from U.S. surgeons with whom you have worked)

You must pass USLME Step 1 or COMLEX I on your first attempt with a minimum score of 225/575. At the time you submit your application you do not need to have taken Step II or Step 2 CK.  We are seeking recent U.S. medical school graduates.  All applicants, if not currently enrolled in medical school, must have graduated within the last five years.  If you are a foreign medical graduate you will need U.S. clinical experience and must be ECFMG certified at the time of application, unless you are currently in medical school. An observership/externship does not satisfy our requirement for clinical experience as it does not provide “hands on” patient care. We are able to sponsor only a J-1 visa, with no exceptions.  We currently have a select number of foreign medical graduates in our program.

We look forward to receiving your application and to meeting you should you be offered the opportunity to come to Syracuse for an interview.