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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Department of Anesthesiology

Prospective Applicants

How to Apply to Our Program

PROSPECTIVE RESIDENTS should contact ERAS – The Electronic Residency Application Service to apply to our program on line.

Applicants for appointments at SUNY Downstate Medical Center must be graduates of medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). Criteria for receiving an interview are:

  • USMLE score above 230 with passing on first attempt (COMLEX would be equivalent to the USMLE score).
  • No more than 5 years past medical school graduation without any clinical training.

Our program offers 15 categorical positions which include the PGY-1 year and 2-4 CA-1 positions beginning in the PGY-2 year. Students must register with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for both first and second-year positions.

Completion of USMLE CS is required before entering the PGY-1 year. Completion of USMLE Step 3 is strongly recommended to be completed before the end of the PGY-1 year.

For more information regarding the anesthesia residency training program, feel free to contact:

Jackie Dowling, Program Coordinator
Resident Education Office
Department of Anesthesiology
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
(718) 270-1926 or e-mail:

We look forward to answering any questions you may have about our program or the interview process.