Minimum Application Requirements
The University Hospital Graduate Medical Education programs share common criteria and processes for the recruitment and selection of residency training candidates. A selection committee exists within each residency program and consists of, at a minimum, the program director, and a faculty member. Additional members are included at the discretion of the residency director. This committee reviews all applicants and is responsible for selection of applicants for interview, participation in the interview process and the final choice of applicants to be ranked in the NRMP match or offered contracts independent of the match when this option is allowed.
The University Hospital programs require that all residency applicants meet uniform eligibility standards, detailed below. In addition, each training program, as set forth in their program requirements, may have additional requirements to be met for an application to be considered. The application process meets all requirements of the Equal Employment Opportunity and the Americans with Disability Act, in ensuring that all qualified applicants are afforded a review without discrimination based on sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability or veteran status.
General and minimum requirements for eligibility for consideration for a training program at University Hospital are:
1. A graduate of a United States or Canadian Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accredited medical school, OR
2. A graduate of an American or Canadian Osteopathic Association accredited medical school OR
3. A graduate of a medical school outside of the United States who meets one of the following qualifications:
a. Holds a current valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
b. Holds a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States licensing jurisdiction, or a limited permit OR
4. A graduate of a medical school outside the United States who has successfully completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school.
5. A US citizen, permanent resident, has employment authorization identification, or has a J-1 visa sponsored by ECFMG. Stony Brook University Hospital does not sponsor H1B visas for GME training
Primary verification of all credentials is required. The Residency Program in conjunction with the Medical/House Staff office will conduct this verification. It is the responsibility of the resident to provide sufficient information to allow these verifications to be conducted.
The following documentation, at a minimum is required for a residency program at University Hospital:
1. Certification of graduation from any accredited medical school or ECFMG certified medical institution. This documentation must originate from the academic institution granting the degree and have the proper seal of the institution;
2. Letters of recommendation;
3. Documentation accounting for any lapses between the end of medical school and the present. Large gaps of time exceeding 1 month that are not verifiable will disqualify candidates for consideration for a GME program;
4. Proper documentation of employment and/or work performed since graduation from medical school. The standard for proper documentation will be imposed by the GME program;
5. USMLE or COMLEX board scores demonstrating successful completion by the end of 2 attempts; Part 2 Clinical Skills on the 1st attempt.
6. Passing a criminal background check
7. Passing of all 6 competencies in a summative evaluation from the program director for any resident/fellow completing training or transferring from preliminary training or another institution.