how to apply

Thank you for your interest in our program! Applications for the Pediatrics Residency Training Program must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Our program participates in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).

Sponsoring Institution: Albany Medical Center
Program Name: Albany Medical Center Program (Pediatrics)
ACGME Program Code: 3203521139
NRMP Program Code: 141320C0

  • Graduate of a medical school in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
  • Graduate of a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
  • Graduate of a medical school outside the United States or Canada who meet one of the following qualifications:
    • Have received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates AND are graduates of schools approved by the New York State Department of Education OR have a full and unrestricted New York State license to practice medicine.
    • Graduate of a medical school outside the United States who have completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school.
  • Candidates may be considered who are currently enrolled in foreign medical schools 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 awaiting the issuance of their medical school diplomas.
  • Minimum six months of clinical training (such as an externship in the United States, United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland) and Ireland.
  • Three letters of recommendation from United States, United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland) and Ireland physicians with whom you have worked in this setting.
  • Medical school graduation within five years of date of residency application

Graduates of schools outside the United States must meet the following requirements: 

New York State Requirements for International Graduates

Graduates of schools outside the United States are ineligible for residency training in New York State if more than 12 weeks of clerkship training (during the 3rd and 4th years of medical school) occurred outside of the country in which the medical school is located UNLESS the New York State Education Department has approved that school’s curriculum, as configured.

List of NYSED Approved Schools

Visa Sponsorship
AMC only sponsors J-1 visas. We do NOT sponsor H1-B visas. Questions regarding Visa sponsorship should be directed the Office of Graduate Medical Education.

Albany Medical College allows students to participate in one rotation per specialty. Please be aware that due to the COVID Pandemic, our department may be limited in our offerings for the 2021-2022 academic year. All applications must be received through VSAS.*

*If you are inquiring from a school that does not participate in VSAS, please contact Katelyn Daly, as we may be able to accommodate outside applications if Albany Medical College has a formal agreement with your medical college.

For an application to be considered complete, it must contain the following:

  • ERAS Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (Dean’s Letter)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • USMLE or COMLEX Scores

Step 1/COMLEX Level 1 required. Step 2 CK/COMLEX Level 2 preferred at time of application but may be submitted later.
Applicants are encouraged to contact the program when they have updated their scores in ERAS.

Update on Step 2 CS: As of January 26, 2021, The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and NBME, co-sponsors of the United States
Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®), announced the discontinuation of work to relaunch a modified Step 2
Clinical Skills examination (Step 2 CS).

The Albany Medical Center Pediatrics Residency Program will be participating in a virtual interview season in accordance with recommendations made by the APPD and COPA. Applicants are welcome to visit the Albany area, but the program will not be hosting in-person events including (but not limited to): interviews, applicant dinners, meetings, and tours.

Our program does not offer more interview invitations than we have available slots for. Invitations will be sent in batches as accept applications through December 1st. We will issue invitation, waitlist, and rejection status in a timely manner.

All applications to our program are reviewed holistically, providing a balanced consideration of academics, experience, and attributes. Please note that an application must be complete in order for us to review it and applications are only accepted through ERAS.

Interview Season Timeline
– Application Review Period: September 29th – October 14th
– Interview Invitations Begin: October 15th
– Interviews will begin during the last week of October and will conclude in mid-January.

Important Application Reminders
– Applications will only be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). 
– Applications received outside of ERAS will not be reviewed or accepted.
– Applications received after September 29th will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
– Applications for the 2021/2022 Interview Season will be due December 1, 2021.