Educational Resources

Education Resources

The Program has a conference room for seminars and lectures with Audio-visual equipment available. Teaching material in the form of video tapes, DVDs and CDs are readily available.

Resident Selection: The residents have access to a major medical library at Presbyterian Hospital, with electronic retrieval of information from medical data bases – online literature search. There is an onsite library/resource center with manual and electronic collection of texts and journals. Residents have access to online literature search through computers available on the wards and the Resource Center.

All candidates for residency positions use the Universal Application for residency form designed by the New York Health and Hospitals Corporation. The form among other things inquires about:

Undergraduate Education/College

Medical School

Year of Graduation

Professional post graduate hospital or institutional experience

Social Security Number

Two Pictures

Results of National Board of Medical Examiners or United States Medical Licensing Examination

Participation in NRMP

Standard certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduate, if applicable

Test of English as a Foreign Language Exam, if applicable

Proof of Citizenship (Birth Certificate or Passport)

Immigration Status

In addition each candidate must provide the following:

  • Dean's letter
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty member of Medical School
  • Medical School Diploma
  • Medical School Transcript
  • College Diploma
  • College Transcript


It is the policy of the institution that eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • All US and Canadian medical school graduates must be from Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accredited medical schools
  • All graduates from medical schools outside USA and Canada must have a currently valid certificate from the Educational Committee for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) prior to appointment or are fully licensed (with no restriction) to practice medicine in the US Licensing jurisdiction where they were trained;
  • All graduates from medical schools outside the USA must have completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school
  • All graduates from osteopathic medical schools must be from American Osteopathic Association (AOA) accredited colleges; · All applicants apply through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
  • Applicants are selected and interviewed in December. The final selection is submitted to the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP)


Candidates with above documents apply through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and their applications are reviewed by the Department. After reviewing the applications, the candidates who meet all the requirements are invited for an interview. Each candidate is interviewed by the faculty, us­ing the attached form (See page 48). The resident at PGY 4 and PGY 5 levels are involved in the interview process. The candidates are given a tour of the hospital by residents and the applicants get the opportunity to talk to these residents on the day of the interview.

The candidate is then graded 1- 10 with 10 being the highest score. The candidates participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

The candidates are then ranked based on all available information. The program participates in the NRMP for its categorical and preliminary residents.

The Matching Results are obtained in late March and the selected candidates are informed in writing.

If all the positions available are not filled, non participating candidates in the National Residency Matching Program may then be offered a position outside the match.

The candidates are selected based on their ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. The program does not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability or veteran status.

All candidates prior to entry into the program are notified in writing of their status in the program and the required length of training.

Transferring Resident

  • A transferring resident must be from an Accredited program
  • The resident must have met the requirements as outlined on pages 46 and 47
  • There must be written verification of previous educational experience from the transferring program director
  • There must be a written statement on performance evaluation based on the general competencies from the transferring program director
  • There must be a statement of no evidence of unethical or unprofessional behavior or any serious clinical competence
  • The Program Director verifies that the information received is accurate