Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is a PGY 1 (Clinical Base Year) offered through your program?
A: No. Interested applicants must independently apply for a PGY 1 accredited residency position in the United States. However, as a pre-requisite for joining the program, applicants accepted into our residency program would be required to successfully complete a PGY-1 position prior to starting the program.
Q: What is considered an acceptable Clinical Base Year?
A. According to the American Board of Anesthesiology, an acceptable Clinical Base Year includes training in internal or emergency medicine, pediatrics, surgery or any of the surgical specialties, obstetrics and gynecology, neurology, family practice, critical care medicine or any combination of these and Osteopathic Medicine. Please Note: Psychiatry is NOT considered as an acceptable Clinical Base Year.
Q: Are Foreign Medical Graduates accepted in your residency?
Q: What types of Visas are sponsored?
A: H1B and J1 Visas.
Q: Are there specific USMLE Scores required?
A: We look for USMLE scores of 200 or higher and the number of attempts taken to pass. However, our criteria for selecting applicants for interviews are not solely based on their scores. A review of their C.V., application, MSPE and letters of recommendations are also considered.
Q: Is USMLE Step 3 a requirement to apply to your residency program?
A: No. However, as a pre-requisite for joining the program, candidates accepted into the program are required to pass the USMLE Step 3 and provide a copy of the results by March 31st of the year they are scheduled to begin the anesthesiology residency program. Incoming residents that are not able to comply with this requirement will not be able to join the program.
Q: Do you require any research experience?
Q. Is there a graduation cut off year?
A. Currently there is no graduation cut of year.
Q. Will your program be participating in the National Residency Matching Program?
A. Yes, as an Advanced Program.
Q. What does it mean to participate in the NRMP Match as an Advanced Program?
A. Applicants interested in applying would need to apply to both PGY-1 programs (i.e. Preliminary Medicine or Surgery) and Anesthesiology programs that begin at the PGY-2 level. For example, through the upcoming NRMP Match the applicant would seek to secure a PGY-1 position for the upcoming July and at the same time a PGY-2 position “in advance” for the following year.
For more information regarding the National Residency Matching Program (“NRMP”) applicants should contact the NRMP at www.nrmp.org or call Toll Free 866-653-NRMP.
Q: How many positions will be available through the NRMP Match?
A: For the upcoming NRMP Match the number of positions that will be available is nine (9). All the positions will be filled through the Match.
Q. What are the requirements for International Medical Graduates applying to your residency program?A. International Medical Graduates must have a year of U.S. residency training in an ACGME accredited residency program to be considered and are required to provide letters of recommendations from U.S. physicians.
Q. When does your program begin accepting applications for your residency program?
A. Beginning in September interested applicants can submit their applications through ERAS. Applications are reviewed from October 15th thru October 30th. Applications received after October 30th will not be considered.
Q: Who reviews the applications and selects the candidates for interviews?
A: The Review Committee reviews the applications and selects the candidates to be interviewed. The committee reviews applications from October 15th thru October 30th. Once the review process is complete applicants are notified of the committee's decision by November 11th.
Q. When are interviews held?
A. Interviews are held from Mid-November thru Mid-January. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
Q: Which documents need to be submitted in order to apply?
A: To apply please submit a copy of the documents listed below with your ERAS application:
- Curriculum Vitae
- USMLE Scores (COMLEX scores will be accepted in lieu of the USMLE scores for osteopathic doctors)
- Minimum of 2 current letters of recommendations. One letter must be from an anesthesia rotation.
- Program Director's Verification / Evaluation Letter (required of applicants with residency training in the United States)
Q: What is a Program Director’s verification / evaluation letter? Why is it required?
A: Before we can consider applicants with a year or more of U.S. clinical experience the ACGME requires that we receive written verification from the Program Director for a resident who is transferring from another residency program. A Program Director’s verification includes dates of training, rotations completed, procedural/operative experience, and a summative competency-based performance evaluation.