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How to Apply

All applicants must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS). Selection of residents is determined through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Due to COVID-19 and the social distancing requirements, interviews for the 2022-2023 academic year will be held virtually. Interviews will begin in November 2021 and run through January 2022.

Program Name: SUNY Upstate Medical University Program

Program Code: 1516120C0

ERAS website for US and Canadian applicants:

ECFMG-ERAS program website for foreign medical graduates:

The Upstate Medical University Family Medicine Residency Program is looking for well-rounded applicants that can demonstrate a commitment not only to clinical excellence but also to scholastic inquiry, leadership and research. Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Your application must include:

  • USMLE scores
  • U.S. clinical experience, if applicable
  • Dean’s Letter
  • Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation

In addition, the following must be met.

  • Graduation from medical school with continued primary care experience during any intervening years is required.
  • International medical school graduate please note – we require ECFMG certification or eligibility to include passing Steps 1 and 2 CS & CK of the USMLE. This is a NRMP requirement for match participation. 
  • Three letters of recommendation in addition to the MSPE (Dean's letter). Applicants with previous residency experience should include a letter from th e residency program director.
  • We are able to support only J1 visas.

Each year, there are 6 residency positions. We are accepting applications only for PGY1 year.

To address any questions, please contact us at ohearnh@upstate.edu or call (315)-492-3429.