FAQs

What program do I apply to in ERAS ?

Our program is listed in ERAS as:

  • University of Rochester/Internal Medicine; within our program you may choose one or more of three tracks:
    • UR Categorical at Strong Memorial Hospital
    • UR Research Pathway at Strong Memorial Hospital
    • UR Preliminary at Strong Memorial

What's the application deadline?

December 1st. Late applications make scheduling interviews difficult, and most applicants will have submitted their applications by early November.

When will I hear if I am going to be offered an interview?

The selection committee starts reviewing applications in October and we begin sending some interview invitations in early-October. We continue to offer interviews on a rolling basis until the application deadline, December 1st.

What visa type is offered for PGY-1 residents?

The University of Rochester supports only the J-1 visa for Graduate Medical Education.

What USMLE scores do I need to be considered?

A passing score on USMLE Step 1 is required before an interview will be granted. There is no specific cutoff passing score; applicants are considered on an individual basis.

How long can I wait to apply after graduating from medical school?

No more than 3 years, but successful applicants have nearly all gone into residency within a year of medical school graduation.

What if I can't interview on one of the scheduled dates?

Speak with the program administrator. In exceptional cases, including personal hardship, alternate visits can be arranged.