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National Residency Match Program (NRMP) Positions


We seek to fill 11 categorical spots each year in the Match. Candidates who match to our categorical positions will complete their preliminary year and all three clinical-anesthesia years in the anesthesiology department at Upstate.


Periodically, we will have an opening for an advanced match position. These positions are open to applicants who have already completed a preliminary year in an accredited program and will begin as a CA-1 resident in our program.

The preliminary year can be satisfied by any of the following disciplines:

  • Internal Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Transitional year
  • Family Practice

We consider applications only through ERAS and we will be continuously reviewing applications through the end of our interview season.

Qualifications of a Competitive Candidate

Our ideal candidate represents our institutional values and has a sincere interest in Anesthesiology. Moreover, they meet the following criteria:

  • Exam Scores
    • USMLE - 225+
    • COMLEX - 550+
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Personality
    • Team Player
    • Punctual
    • Professional
    • Motivated
    • Pleasant
    • Leadership Skills

On top of these qualities, we require a complete application in ERAS, which includes:

  • Medical School Transcript
  • USMLE Transcript or COMLEX 
  • ECFMG Status Report
  • Dean's Letter
  • Personal Statement
  • Reference Letters (3)
  • CV
  • ERAS Application Summary
  • Photo (optional)

Applications will be considered for U.S. Citizens, permanent residents, and individuals eligible for J1 status.

Our department strives to promote a professional environment that encourages varied perspectives from residents with diverse life experiences, as diversity is one of our core values. We are committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse residency community.

The Interview Day

We offer interviews from November to July

Our interviews this year will be virtual, whereby applicants can interview via video teleconference.  Applicants start the day with an informational presentation about our program from the Program Director. Following this, each applicant will interview with members of our faculty and a Chief Resident.  Our program director meets with all applicants.

The night before each interview, you will have a chance to participate in an applicant/resident mixer with some of our residents.  This is your opportunity for a candid discussion of our program, institution and Syracuse.

We welcome you to take a virtual tour of our program.

NOTE:  Beginning July 1, 2017, all candidates entering residency or fellowship programs at Upstate on or after July 1, 2017 have been 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.