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 or the United Kingdom).
  • Three letters of recommendation from United States or United Kingdom 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.

Following AAMC guidance, Albany Medical College allows students to participate in one rotation per specialty. The medical college will be accepting visiting students for the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year, beginning on August 1st. All applications must be received through VSAS.*

Important Dates

VSAS Catalog Publishing: April 19th, 2021

Application Processing Begins: April 30th, 2021

Approvals/Denials Begin: May 1, 2021

Please be aware that due to the COVID Pandemic, our department may be limited in our offerings for the 2021-2022 academic year.

*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).

2021 – 2022 Interview Season

Applications for the 2021/2022 Interview Season will be due December 1, 2021. Applications will only be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applications received outside of ERAS will not be reviewed or accepted.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not able to anticipate at this time if the 2021-2022 interview season will be conducted virtually or in person. Please stay informed by following recommendations provided by the ACGME and AAMC. When a recommendation has been made by these organizations, please check back on this page for an update.