Stony Brook Medicine

Applying to Stony Brook University Residency Programs

The Stony Brook Medicine Graduate Medical Education programs share common criteria and processes for the recruitment and selection of residency training candidates. A selection committee exists within each residency program and consists of, at a minimum, the program director and a faculty member. Additional members are included at the discretion of the residency director. This committee reviews all applicants and is responsible fors election of applicants for interview, participation in the interview process, and the final choice of applicants to be ranked in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) or offered contracts independent of the match when this option is allowed.

The Stony Brook Medicine programs require that all residency applicants meet uniform eligibility standards as detailed below. In addition, each training program, as set forth in their program requirements, may have additional requirements to be met for an application to be considered. The application process meets all requirements of the Equal Employment Opportunity and the Americans with Disability Act, in ensuring that all qualified applicants are afforded a review without discrimination based on sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Minimum requirements

General and minimum requirements for eligibility for consideration for a training program at Stony Brook Medicine are:

  1. A graduate of a United States or Canadian Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accredited medical school, OR
  2. A graduate of an American or Canadian Osteopathic Association accredited medical school, OR
  3. A graduate of a medical school outside of the United States who meets one of the following qualifications:
    a. Holds a current valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
    b. Holds a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States licensing jurisdiction, or a limited permit, OR
  4. A graduate of a medical school outside the United States who has successfully completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school.
  5. A US citizen, permanent resident, or a person with a visa with authorization to train in the US during the term of the appointment.

The Program Director/Medical Staff Office is responsible for verification of the applicants’ credentials. 

Primary verification of all credentials is required.

The following documentation, at a minimum, is required for the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at Stony Brook Medicine:

  1. Certification of graduation from any accredited medical school or ECFMG certified medical institution. This documentation must originate from the academic institution granting the degree and have the proper seal of the institution;
  2. Letters of recommendation;
  3. Documentation accounting for any lapses between the end of medical school and the present. Large gaps of time exceeding 1 month that are not verifiable will disqualify candidates for consideration for a GME program;
  4. Proper documentation of employment and/or work performed since graduation from medical school. The standard for “proper” documentation will be imposed by the GME program;
  5. USMLE or COGME board scores demonstrating successful completion by the end of 3 attempts;
  6. Passing a criminal background check.

Applicants who do not meet the above criteria cannot be considered for any graduate medical educational programs at Stony Brook Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook. Applicants who meet the criteria are eligible for consideration but are not automatically accepted. They are eligible to proceed through the admissions process.