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How to Apply

Our program deliberately seeks a diverse group of residents whose backgrounds and beliefs provide the richness of varied experiences. At the same time, we expect residents in our program to respect the autonomy and value systems of patients and colleagues.

Our program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

NRMP Match Numbers

Five Year Categorical Program: 1511260C0
Six Year Combined Research Program: 1511260C1

Our application goal is to attract and match candidates whose interests and strengths are compatible with the program's educational design.

AAMC Free Assistance Program

Interview Information

Resident applicant interviews for this year will be held on:

  • December 9, 2023
  • January 6, 2024
  • January 27, 2024

‚ÄčAll interviews will be held in person!

Please note a car for transportation is required for this residency.

Please contact the residency office at (585) 602-2560 for more information.

Applications for the Research Resident position:

After December 1st, all applicants invited for in person interviews that applied for the Research slot will receive an invitation by Drs. Edward Schwarz, Hani Awad, Ed Puzas, Alayna Loiselle, Caroline Thirukumaran & Ram Haddas to schedule an optional Zoom interview with the CMSR faculty in December or January. The applicants will prepare a short (5-10min) presentation on their past/current research, and proposal to work with 1-3 potential mentors on the CMSR website for their research year.

Frequently Asked Questions

In an attempt to effectively address some of your more commonly asked questions, we have compiled the following list. 

What is your application deadline?

November 1st.

Are there any application requirements other than the ERAS requirements? 

USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2 scores are required.

We accept a minimum of three letters of recommendation, but we will accept additional letters if sent.

How many positions are there? 

Eight. Seven residents would complete PGY-1 through PGY-5. One resident would complete the PGY-1 and PGY-2 years and then enter the research laboratory for one year and resume training as a PGY-3.

How many people apply to your program? 

We receive more than 800 applications a year.

How do I apply for the research track?

There is a separate program in ERAS that you should apply to. You also then rank the research program through the separate NRMP match number.

Do you accept foreign medical students?

While we accept applications from foreign medical graduates, our program is extremely competitive, and success from foreign medical graduates in matching with our program would be very unusual.

When will I be notified as to whether I am selected for an interview? 

We participate in the Universal Offer date set forth by CORD.  We utilize Thalamus for all invitations and interview scheduling.