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Office of Graduate Medical Education
All programs must select from among eligible applicants on the basis of their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. No program may discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Applicants with one of the following qualifications are eligible for appointment to accredited residency programs at SUNY-Downstate:
All programs must participate in the National Residency Matching Program and abide by all NRMP Policies and Procedures. Any exceptions must be approved by the GMEC. When programs do not fill through the match, residents may subsequently be appointed to unfilled positions from the pool of unmatched students, or other sources, as long as they meet institutional standards.
Each program must have a set of written standards, appropriate to the specialty, to guide resident selection. For each program, the selection of residents should be the responsibility of a committee of the faculty which has the opportunity to review application materials, rate residents against the published selection standards, and agree as a group on those residents to be selected either through the match or otherwise. Such decisions should ordinarily not be those of an individual program leader.
The enrollment of non-eligible residents may be a cause for withdrawal of accreditation by the ACGME.