Application Process

Our program invites applications from individuals with the following qualifications:

  1. Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee in Medical Education (LCME)
  2. Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
  3. Graduates of medical schools outside of the United States and Canada who have received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
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  • Applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
  • Applicant must participate in the National Residency Matching Process (NRMP)
  • Application must be complete and available to the OB/GYN Department by the deadline. The annual deadline to submit a completed application is the second Monday in November.
  • The application must contain:
    • ERAS common application form
    • NRMP number
    • USMLE/NBOME Transcript
    • Four (4) letters of recommendation (preferably from an American health care experience)
    • Dean's Letter
    • Personal Statement
    • Photograph
* Please see ERAS Web site for application deadline.

Dr Bostock and TounThe following are criteria for interviewing graduates of both LCME and non-LCME approved medical schools:

  • USMLE scores are an important consideration; applicants with scores of at least 200 will be given preference. USMLE Step 1 must be passed on the first attempt by all applicants, while Step 2 must be passed before beginning internship. Step 3 is not required for an interview, but must be taken and passed before the end of the second year of residency.
  • US experience is not a requirement but strong preference will be given to candidates to have completed some US clinical training prior to beginning our program.
  • There is no cut-off number for the maximum number of years since graduation from medical school, but applicants who have received postgraduate training or have been clinically active since medical school graduation will be given preference.
  • If you graduated from a non-LCME-accredited medical school located in one country, but completed one or more clinical clerkships in a different country, those clerkships must be certified under New York State Education Law. This information is not collected by the Federation Credentials Verification Service (FCVS). For each hospital in which you have completed such a clerkship, the Director of Medical Education or Department Chair must certify your completion of the clerkships.
          * The hospital sponsors J1 and H1b visas.

During candidate application and interview season, August 15 – January 15, please refer to these guidelines. Phone calls and emails to obtain the above information are strongly discouraged and are likely to go unanswered due to the volume of calls and emails.