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How To Apply

All positions are offered through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), in compliance with the ACGME rules and regulations. Applications will be accepted starting September 15th through the end of January. Applicants will be notified of interviews electronically (not via ERAS). We offer 16 PGY-1 positions as well as 1 PGY-2 (CA-1) position in each match cycle. Residents are selected through the National Resident Match Program (NRMP).

Interview Information

We invite applicants to interview starting in September. Applicants will be notified of interviews via the ERAS email system. Interviews are conducted from late October through early January and are scheduled on most Mondays throughout these months.

Welcome Dinner

Applicants are asked to arrive Sunday evening and are invited to dine with one of the chief residents and a group of current residents in a casual social atmosphere. These residents do not sit on the application committee and are interested only in answering questions and helping you learn about the program in general.

Interview Day

Our interview day typically begins at 7:00 a.m. with breakfast and a greeting from our Program Director. We invite applicants to dress casually and wear comfortable shoes, as we have everyone change into scrubs for the remainder of the interview day. Applicants can expect to be interviewed by two or three faculty members and take a tour of the hospital and the operating rooms. Lunch will be provided and applicants will have another opportunity to mingle with our residents. The entire interview day should be completed by 3 p.m., allowing applicants to travel during the afternoon and evening if need be.

Travel and Lodging

Hotel Accommodations

In order to make your accommodations as pleasant as possible, our department has contracted with the Holiday Inn-Downtown Rochester,, to provide you with a great experience. Overlooking the Genesee River, the hotel offers two main advantages; you will be located near the URMC and you will be able to enjoy the city around you. Within walking distance of the hotel are the Rochester Museum and Science Center, Eastman School of Music, and the Memorial Art Gallery, as well as a lively British pub called The Old Toad (Monday night is Quiz Night!).

Directions to the University of Rochester Medical Center

If you want to arrive to the University of Rochester by car please use this easy-to-use portion of the main URMC site


Most hotels in the area provide shuttle service to the University of Rochester Medical Center. If you choose to drive, please park in the main Medical Center parking garage as a visitor. When you come to interview, bring the parking ticket with you and we will validate it.


The University of Rochester Medical Center is a short, 8-minute drive from the Greater Rochester International Airport, which offers service from most major carriers.

If you are leaving the airport turn right; follow I-390 South to Exit 17 (Scottsville Road); left on Scottsville to Elmwood Avenue; turn right onto Elmwood; drive over the bridge and continue on Elmwood. The main entrance to the hospital and parking garage will be on your right.