SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
Department of Pathology
How to Apply
All applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
The Program does not accept hard copy applications via regular mail, fax nor electronic copies via email.
Residency candidates must be graduates of medical schools in the United States or Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education or be graduated from a foreign medical school acceptable to the American Board of Pathology and hold an ECFMG certificate.
Letters of Reference (3) and in-person interviews are required. Letters should include information regarding the candidate's pathology experience if possible.
Applications must be received by November 30, 2019 for appointments beginning July 1, 2020.
The program will sponsor only J-1 visas for 2019-2020.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do You Accept International Medical Graduates (IMG) to your program?
Am I Required to Pass USMLE Steps 1 and 2 on my 1st attempt?
I am a U.S. medical school student. Am I required to Pass USMLE Step 2 to interview?
If I am an IMG, am I required to pass Step 3 prior to my interview?
Does your program require DO applicants to provide USMLE transcripts as well as COMLEX?
Are their admission's criteria with regard to date of medical school graduation?
Do you take applicants outside the Match?
Is there a Pre-match option?
Is on-campus housing available?
Can I submit my application via email or by mail or in person?
Do you require Interviews?
Is there an Application Deadline?
Is ECFMG Certification needed for Interview?
Are Observerships available?
Will I receive a response to my application?
Yes. All applicants are notified in writing of the status of their application. If rejected, you will learn of that decision within one week of the faculty's meeting and review of your application. If under consideration, you will be advised within one month of your application regarding scheduling an interview or rejection.
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