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Residency Application Process

Applications to the Upstate Emergency Medicine Residency Program are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).


All interviews will be conducted virtually.


  • The application deadline is October 21st—applications are only accepted through ERAS.


  • Medical school transcripts
  • Dean's Letter
  • Board scores - Applicants must have USMLE Step 1/COMLEX 1 done at the time application is submitted. Step 2/COMLEX 2 must be passed by the time residency begins. There are no minimum scores or attempt limits for taking these exams, but if all other factors are equal, board scores may determine if an applicant receives an interview invitation.
  • Letters of Recommendation - A minimum of three letters of recommendation are required. ERAS allows up to four to be uploaded. At least ONE in SLOE format is strongly recommended. We understand that current restrictions may make this impossible for some and exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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What requirements are needed for graduates from foreign medical schools to be considered an applicant?

Current ECFMG certificate, US citizenship, US permanent resident (Green Card), J-1 visas

By time of application, do you need to have ECFMG certificate in hand?


Does it matter what year one graduated from medical school?


Is there anything specifically that you may be looking for from a transitional year applicant that may be more emphasized than that of a 4th year medical school applicant?


Is US clinical experience required?


Does your institution offer an ED Observership?

Unfortunately, the institute no longer offers an ED observership.

Do you offer couples match?


How many total residents in your program?


How many open positions will you have available starting in the new academic year?

11 EM-1 positions starting July 1st

Applications are accepted only through ERAS.

The residency program director reviews all applications received. The final decision for interview will be based on information provided.