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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine

Information for Applicants

Thank you for your interest in SUNY Downstate! Our program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) as well as the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).

The following is required for your application to be considered complete and forwarded for review by the Residency Selection Committee:

  • Completed/Submitted ERAS Application
  • USMLE Step 1 Score (USMLE Step 2 Scores are not recquired but preferable)
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Dean's Letter
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • ECFMG Certification (if applicable)

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is November 1st. We normally select applicants for interviews in the fall and invite applicants for a formal interview following the new year. Our interview day consists of an informal social night the day before the interview followed by formal interviews the following morning. Prospecitve applicants will be given a tour of the hospital, our research facilities, and have an opportunity to ask current residents questions about the program.

If you have any questions regarding your application or our program do not hesistate to contact the residency office.