How to Apply
Location: Department of Pediatrics, Upstate University Hospital, Room 5400, 750 East Adams St., Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: 315 464-5800
Upstate Medical University participates in the National Resident Matching Program, Inc. All appointments are made subject to the provisions of that organization. We select resident applicants on the basis of interviews and review of records. Each residency appointment is renewed annually based upon an assessment of the resident's performance. The resident is appointed as a clinical assistant instructor, classified as a temporary employee and subject to the terms, rights and responsibilities of current negotiated agreements between the State of New York and the United University Professions.
Like most of the other Pediatric Residency Programs across the country, we only accept first year residency applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). You can find more out about ERAS through their web site. We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). For all applicants, interviews are essential and our interview season runs from the beginning of November through Mid-January. For the 2020-2021 interview season we will be doing all interviews virtually. Applicants who are selected for an interview will be invited to participate by meeting some of our residents virtually and then doing virtual interviews with program directors and faculty on your interview morning. Since we are only able about invite about one-tenth of those who initially apply, every effort should be made to ensure than an application is complete prior to applying.
We are always interested in receiving applications from qualified International Medical Graduates. We are specifically looking for those who have either completed their clinical training in the US or who have recent post-graduate training in pediatrics in their own country. Clinical U.S. experience is required. We will only consider first attempt passes on all USMLE exams and those who are ECFMG-certified. We only sponsor our foreign medical graduates on the J-1 visa (no exceptions). In addition, we only consider applicants who plan to complete three full three years of training in our program. After we receive your completed application through ERAS, we will contact you about the possibility of setting up an interview.
New York State 12-Week Rule
Please note that New York State has recently ruled that International Medical Students are no longer eligible to do residency if they are not US citizens and have done more than 12 weeks of clerkships or medical school electives outside of the country their medical school is in. This would only need to include rotations that counted toward your medical school degree. There is a list of International Medical Schools that this rule does NOT apply to on the NYS Medical Licensing page.