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Application and Criteria


  • Only applications submitted via ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) will be considered.
  • Applications are accepted from Allopathic and Osteopathic graduates from American Schools and International Medical School Graduates with ECFMG certification.
  • The ERAS application deadline is December 31st for the following academic year.
  • All 4 PGY1 positions will be filled via the NRMP (National Resident Matching Program).
  • There is no USMLE minimum score requirement. However, scores of 220 and above on parts 1 and 2 and passage of part 3 will be favorably considered.
  • Favorable consideration is also given to:
    • Graduation within the past 6 years.
    • Clinical research experience.
    • Publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • The NSLIJHS sponsors both the J-1 Visa (with USMLE Parts 1 and 2) and the H1B visa (with USMLE parts 1, 2 and 3)

Required Documents for Graduates of Foreign Medical Schools:

  • Copy of valid ECFMG certificate for all international medical graduates
  • Copy of current J1, H1 or temporary work permit (if applicable)
  • Copy of USMLE results, Parts 1 and 2 required and Part 3 preferred (Parts 1, 2 and 3 required for H1B visas)
  • Copy of 5th Pathway certificate (if applicable)
  • Foreign language documents must be submitted along with English translated version.

Required Documents for Residents currently attending American medical school:

  • Three current letters of recommendation from medical school faculty, including:
    • Letter from Dean indicating student's status and expected graduation date. (Letters must be less than six months old.)
  • Official medical school transcript copy, including 3rd year grades.
    • Copy of final year grades and medical school diploma must be submitted upon graduation.

Required Documents for Residents who have completed some residency training:

  • Copy of medical school diploma and final transcripts.
  • Copy of curriculum vitae
  • 3 current letters of recommendation including
    • Faculty letter from current or most recent residency/fellowship training program or employer that includes training/employment start and end dates. (Letters must be less than 6 months old)


Contact Us:

Lisa Kilfeather
(516) 224-8844

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