Criteria for Applicants

Why Choose Stony Brook for your Residency or Fellowship?

Criteria for Applicants

  • Prior to appointment in the program, fellows must have completed a program accredited by the ACGME or AOA in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, or neurology; or at least three clinical years in an ACGME- or AOA-accredited graduate educational program in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, radiation oncology, radiology, or surgery.
  • Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
  • All applicants will be ranked and matched through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)
  • A Department of Medicine Summary Letter and 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Your Dean's letter (Medical Student Performance Evaluation)
  • Your medical school transcript
  • Your personal statement
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript with Step I/COMLEX Level I (required for application), and a passing Step II CK/ COMLEX Level II CE (required by October 15th in order to be ranked). Step II CS/ COMLEX II PE requirement is waived.
  • Each application is reviewed holistically on the basis of its own merits

For information regarding eligibility requirements please visit our Stony Brook GME website:


All applicants who completed Medical School in a foreign country are subject to the NYS 12-week Clerkship Rule. Essentially, if you completed your Medical School in a foreign country and completed greater than 12 weeks of clerkship/electives in a country other than the one where your Medical School is located (with certain exceptions) you are unable to complete your fellowship in the state of NY. A key note to remember is that this rule only applies to you if the clerkship/electives were part of your medical education curriculum. If you participated in clerkships/electives on a voluntary basis, outside of your medical education curriculum, then these will be exempt from this rule and will have no restriction on the amount of clerkship/elective experience you can undertake.

List of Medical Schools “Approved” by NYS and are Exempt from the 12-week rule:

  • American University of Antigua, Antigua
  • American University of the Caribbean, St. Martin, Netherland Antilles
  • The Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • English Language Program, University of Debrecen, Medical and Health Science Center, Medical School, Debrecen, Hungary
  • English Language Program, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland
  • English Language Program, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
  • Fatima College of Medicine, Manila, Philippines
  • International Health and Medicine Program, Ben Gurion University of the Negrev, Beer-Sheva, Israel
  • Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
  • Medical University of the Americas/Nevis, Nevis, West Indies
  • Ras AI Khaimah Medical And Health Sciences University, Ras AI Khaimah, UAE
  • Ross University School of Medicine, Roseau, Dominica
  • Saba University School of Medicine, Saba, Netherland Antilles
  • St. George’s University School of Medicine, St. George’s, Grenada
  • St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
  • Technion Israel Institute of Technology- Technion American Medical Students Program (TEAMS), Haifa, Israel
  • The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia (March 2017)
  • Weill-Cornell Medicine-Qatar

For more information regarding NYS 12-week rule please visit the following website and see section – §60.2 Clinical Clerkships.