How to Apply for Residencies & Fellowships
As an applicant to an NYU Long Island School of Medicine residency or fellowship, you submit a written application and participate in an interview process. For additional information on how to apply to one of our graduate medical education programs, contact the coordinator of your desired program directly. Contact information for program coordinators is listed for each of our residencies and fellowships.
We consider many factors when making admissions decisions, including your grade point average, class standing, transcripts and pattern of academic achievement, board scores, experience, training, and recommendations. Candidates are selected based on a mix of factors including preparedness, aptitude, and communication skills, as well as personal qualities, such as motivation and integrity.
NYU Long Island School of Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Whenever possible, our programs participate in an organization-matching process, such as the National Resident Matching Program® (also known as The Match®).
All applicants to NYU Long Island School of Medicine graduate medical education programs have full access to contractual terms, as well as information about resident and fellow benefits and policies.
Applicant Eligibility Criteria
All applicants who are selected into residency or fellowship programs at NYU Long Island School of Medicine are required to meet Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) eligibility and selection requirements.
Applicants to our residency and fellowship programs are considered eligible for appointment to an ACGME-accredited residency or fellowship program if they meet the following qualifications:
- have graduated from a medical school in the United States or Canada that is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
- have graduated from a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States that is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada must meet one of the following qualifications:
- have a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates® (ECFMG®) or a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a U.S. licensing jurisdiction
- have graduated from a medical school outside the United States and have completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school
- are a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or a person with a J-1 visa with authorization to train in the United States during the term of the appointment
Please note, New York State Department of Health regulations limit non–LCME-accredited international medical school graduates from participating in New York state residency programs if their training has included more than 12 weeks of clinical clerkships outside of the country in which the medical school is located, unless approved by the New York State Education Department.
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency
Applicants to the Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency are required to meet eligibility criteria set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM). Our program participates in several national service programs administered by the AACPM:
- the Central Application Service for Podiatric Residencies (CASPR), an application and matching service for fourth-year students applying for residency positions in teaching hospitals and surgery centers
- the Centralized Residency Interview Program (CRIP), a six-day interview process for podiatric residency that takes place each January
- the AACPM Online Clerkship Application Service, an online application service for students interested in participating in clerkships at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island
When you apply to a residency or fellowship program at NYU Long Island School of Medicine, you must submit the following documentation to verify your credentials:
- a certification of graduation from an accredited medical school or ECFMG®-certified medical institution, which must originate from the academic institution that granted the degree and have the proper seal
- letters of recommendation
- documentation that accounts for any lapses between the end of medical school and the present
- documentation of employment and/or work experiences since graduation from medical school
- board scores from the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) or the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX)