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: https://renaissance.stonybrookmedicine.edu/gme/application
***IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR FOREIGN MEDICAL SCHOOL GRADUATES***
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.