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. Decisions regarding offers for 2022-2023 are typically made and April, and the catalog will be published in VSAS in May.


Please be aware that due to the COVID Pandemic, our department may be limited in our offerings for the 2022-2023 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.

2023-2024 Interview Season Information

The Albany Medical Center Pediatrics Residency Program will be participating in an All Virtual Interview Season, as recommended by the AAMC & APPD.

Prospective applicants are welcome to visit the Albany area, but the program will not plan to host in-person events including (but not limited to): interviews, open houses, meetings, and tours until we receive official recommendations.

Interviews will be conducted on Tuesdays & Fridays from October 24, 2023 – January 10, 2024, with the exception of the weeks of November 27, 2023 and January 8, 2024, in which the program will offer interviews on Tuesday & Wednesday.

The Interview Day will start at 12:45 PM EST and end at 4:30 PM EST. Interviewing applicants will meet with the Program Director, two faculty members, a Chief Resident, and 2-4 residents from the program.


Important Dates
FuturePedsRes MidAtlantic Webinar
August 15, 2023
August 30, 2023
ERAS Applications Available for Program Review
September 27, 2023
Initial Program Application Review Period
Sept 27 - Oct 11, 2023
Round 1 Invitations Release
October 13, 2023
Deadline to Submit Applications for Review
December 1, 2023
Final Invitations Release (based on availability of interview slots)
December 8, 2023

Interview invitations will be sent on a rolling basis, based on interview availability, after the initial release on October 13, 2023. We are committed to not sending more interview invites than we have the availability for.

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).

ERAS/Thalamus Collaboration

ERAS & Thalamus announced a collaboration for the 2023/2024 residency interview cycle. Our program will be participating in this collaboration and will be sending interview invites through Thalamus’ scheduling platform. Please be sure to create an account with Thalamus in preparation to have the smoothest interview scheduling experience. Thalamus requires each user to have an account in order to schedule an interview.

2023-2024 Prospective Visiting Medical Student Rotators Information

Albany Medical College will only be accepting eligible medical students through VSLO.

Visiting student rotations are only organized by the medical college, not the residency program. Currently, Pediatrics does not offer audition rotations, but provides plenty of pediatrics electives to choose from.

The most updated information regarding visiting student rotations can be found here. This is where you will be able to find the important dates such as when the course catalog will be available, and when applications are due.

If you have questions, please contact the Visiting Student Coordinator directly at [email protected] or by calling 518-262-2929.