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How to Apply
Applicants to the Rochester General Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program are required to apply to the program using ERAS
Deadline for Application: November 22, 2020
Due to the number of inquiries we receive, we are unable to review any applicant information that is not submitted through ERAS.
All first-year resident appointments are made through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). The table above lists the number of positions and NRMP number for our program.
Criteria and Requirements
Experience in the United States is not a requirement to apply.
Preference will be given to those applicants who have been clinically active since medical school graduation
Please Note: New York State Department of Health regulations limit non-LCME accredited international medical school graduates from participating in New York State residency programs if their training has included more than 12 weeks of clinical clerkships outside of the country in which the medical school is located unless the NYS Education Department has approved the school.
A current list of the approved medical schools can be found at the NYSED website: http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/med/medlic.htm
- Completed Application Form (CAF) 5 (also printable in CV Format)
- Personal statement
- Transcript(s) from your Medical School(s)
- Dean’s Letter
- Three letters of recommendation
- Successful completion of Step I (minimum score 220), and Step II (minimum score 225) & Step II CSUSMLE or COMLEX
- ECFMG number (if applicable)
Information for Applicants Selected to Interview
We have extended our interview season and will start in October to accommodate all DO applicants.
You will be notified via email by 3rdFriday, our convenient and easy to use recruitment platform. This email will contain detailed instructions for scheduling your interview. To ensure you receive emails from 3rdFriday, please add them to your safe sender list.
Please do not contact the Program Office to inquire about the status of your application. We are unable to provide specific information on individual applications.
Meet our Current Residents
One of the most popular aspects of your interview is a casual dinner at a restaurant the evening before your interview day. This is an opportunity to talk informally with our present house staff. Transportation will be provided from the hotel. Plan to be picked up at the hotel lobby at 6:30 pm and returned at 9:30 pm. We hope you will be able to arrive in Rochester early enough to attend this.
If you are driving and arrive later than 6:30 pm and would still like to attend the dinner, we will send you directions to the restaurant. If you arrive late to the Holiday Inn Express, but do not have transportation, inquire at the front desk.
The Internal Medicine Residency Program at Rochester General Hospital will pay for one night’s accommodation at the following hotel:
Holiday Inn Express
2200 Goodman Street
Rochester NY 14609
Blocks of rooms have been reserved at our expense for the night prior to your interview. You must make a reservation with your credit card, telling them that you are with the Rochester General Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program. When you check in your credit card will not be charged, **however, if you do not show up and cancel your reservation 72 hours in advance, you will be charged the hotel fee.** Please make your reservation early. The Holiday Inn Express will not guarantee a room immediately before your interview date.
When you call the hotel at 585-342-0430 to make your reservation. Be sure to tell them that you are with the Rochester General Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program.
If you need to cancel your interview, please contact the program office at (585) 922-4365 and the hotel to cancel the reservation and avoid charges.
Traveling to Rochester
You can arrive in Rochester via airplane, bus or train; all terminals are approximately 20 minutes from the Holiday Inn Express. Transportation to and from the hotel is not provided, however taxi service is available. Uber and Lyft are available for drop off to the airport only.
Help us coordinate your interview day. Please complete the Interview Check-in Sheet below. We look forward to meeting you and showing you all that our program has to offer.
When you check-in at the hotel, you will be given a folder of information from our program. Details for your visit including the arrangements for the evening dinner and the pick-up times for transportation to the hospital for your interview day will be included. If you do not stay at the hotel, your folder will be given to you when you arrive at your interview. The interview day itinerary will be reviewed with you before the Morning Welcome with the Program Director.
Benefits & Compensation
4 weeks of paid vacation per year
Travel & Education Allowance
Each resident year an allowance will be provided for education items and activities:
Program reimburses for 1 electronic copy of MKSAP and 1 yr ACP membership
Professional Liability Insurance
Professional liability insurance is provided by Rochester General Hospital’s insurance program for activities required by the residency program.
Term Life Insurance
$10,000 employer paid coverage with option to purchase added coverage up to 4 times annual salary.
Plan for Short-term Disability
Residents are entitled to up to six months of pay in the event of any disability, compensated at 60% of the resident stipend.
Option to purchase 50-67% of pay coverage
Option to enroll in tax-deferred annuity plan.
Option to purchase one of two plans available
Free membership to state of the art Rochester Regional Health fitness center, including classes offered at the center.
Salaries are paid on a bi-weekly basis. The salaries for the 2020-2021 academic year will be:
Internal Medicine Residency Program
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