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How to Apply

Contact: Patty Mondore Pediatric Residency Program Administrator
Location: Department of Pediatrics, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Room 5400, 750 East Adams St., Syracuse, NY 13210
Email: [email protected]

Upstate Medical University participates in the National Resident Matching Program, Inc. All appointments are made subject to the provisions of that organization. We perform a holistic review of applications, and applicants are selected for interview during this process.

Our interview season runs from the end of October through Mid-January. For the 2023-24 interview season, all interviews will be conducted virtually. Applicants who are selected for an interview will be invited to a virtual social hour with residents the night before their interview. On interview day you will meet with the program directors, chair, faculty, and chief residents. Since we are only able to invite about one-tenth of those who initially apply, every effort should be made to ensure that an application is complete prior to applying.

Each resident's appointment is renewed annually based upon an assessment of the resident's performance. Residents are appointed at the level of 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.

International Applicants

We are always interested in receiving applications from qualified International Medical Graduates. We are primarily looking for those who have either completed clinical training in pediatrics in the US or who have recent post-graduate training in pediatrics in their own country. Clinical U.S. experience in pediatrics 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 a J-1 visa. We will only consider applicants who intend to complete three full three years of training in our program.

New York State 12-Week Rule

New York State has ruled that students who attend international medical schools 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 only includes rotations that counted towards the medical degree. There is a list of International Medical Schools that this rule does NOT apply to at this link (https://op.nysed.gov/professions/physicians/license-requirements) under the Education Requirements heading.