FAQs

1. How many positions does your program offer?
There are six positions available this year.

2. What is your accreditation status?
We received full accreditation from the Residency Review Committee during our last review.

3. Do you accept foreign medical graduates?
Yes.

4. How many letters of recommendation are needed?
In addition to the Dean's letter, three letters of recommendation must be submitted.

5. Are visiting elective rotations available?
Yes, a four week elective is available that includes opportunities to see patients in clinic as well as observe surgery in the operating room at Bellevue, the VA Hospital, and the Faculty Group Practice.

6. Is an elective rotation necessary for strong consideration as an applicant?
No.

7. Are housestaff required to do research?
Yes. We have a scholarly project research requirement that spans the three years of residency. The process guides residents through the development of a research proposal and mentor-guided research, culminating in a presentation and/or publication by the third year of residency.

8. What are the didactic sessions like?
We have morning lectures beginning at 7:00AM three to four times a week in all subspecialties. Grand rounds are held Wednesday mornings at 7:00AM.

9. What are your minimum scores for USMLE, step 1 & 2?
We do not have a minimum USMLE score requirement. Our program is highly competitive and the entire application is reviewed thoroughly. The USMLE Step 2 scores are not required at the time of the application process, however, must be submitted once you are selected into the program. USMLE scores are required for foreign graduates.

10. Do your residents go on to competitive fellowships?
Our residents have been very successful in obtaining their choice of fellowship positions, in every subspecialty, at the top programs in the country. Please see the Program Overview page for a listing of recent fellowship matches.

11. Is subsidized housing available?
There is no guaranteed subsidized housing. There is a housing lottery administered through the office of the registrar. The majority of our residents live in the subsidized housing.

12. When does your program start?
There is a two week orientation for all incoming interns beginning of July 1st. First years are gradually introduced to clinic responsibilities. First year residents take call with second year “buddies” until Labor Day.

13. What kind of benefits do the residents receive?
Please see the following link from our GME office for current resident program benefits and policies: https://med.nyu.edu/education/graduate-medical-education/