Residency Application and Criteria

NYP/Columbia has a strong curriculum in Family Medicine with strengths in underserved care, Community Oriented Primary Care, inpatient Family Medicine, and women's health. Our energetic and diverse group of residents and faculty really demonstrate how NYC is a wonderful place to practice Family Medicine.

If you would like to apply for the match, here is some information about our program application criteria and requirements:

  1. We require three letters of recommendation, your dean's letter, and your transcript.

  2. While we look at an applicant's entire package, we prefer a USMLE minimum score of 200 with no more than one failed attempt on taking the exams. This is to ensure our residents will be able to pass the Family Medicine boards.

  3. We do accept qualified international medical graduates, we accept J1 visas but do not sponsor H1 visas.

  4. International medical graduates must be ECFMG certified prior to applying. (You can contact the ECFMG at (215) 386-5900).

  5. We accept applications no more than five years after the date of medical school graduation.

  6. We require applicants to have at least one year of hands-on U.S. clinical experience.

The Residency program participates in the annual Main Residency Match of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). All applications must go through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) system

Please make sure to include the following in your ERAS application:

  1. ERAS Application form completed

  2. Curriculum vitae

  3. Three letters of recommendation and your dean's letter

  4. Medical school transcript(s)

  5. Personal statement (fewer than 500 words)

  6. Official notification of USMLE Scores or equivalent test

  7. If you are a graduate of a foreign medical school, you must be ECFMG certified, registered with NRMP and apply through ERAS (you can contact ECFMG to access ERAS) to be considered.

    • Please ensure submission of the following in addition to the above:

    1. ECFMG certificate

    2. Copy of medical school diploma

To speak with us directly:
Ruth Barragan, Residency Program Coordinator
Phone: (212) 544-1881
Fax: (212) 544-1870

Completed applications must be submitted to ERAS by December 31st for full consideration.