Instructions to Applicants
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center offers three different tracks within the Internal Medicine Residency Program. The large Categorical Program offers the traditional three years of training in the core of internal medicine. The Primary Care Program focuses on ambulatory internal medicine and academic general internal medicine, a veritable launching pad for someone interested in becoming an academic clinician-educator. Finally, the Medical Research Track provides accelerated clinical training for individuals with strong scientific research backgrounds who wish to pursue a career as a physician-scientist.
All of the internal medicine residency programs subscribe to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for first-year trainees. Applicants are welcome to apply to as many of the tracks that interest them; application to each track is considered independently. Interviews begin in mid-November 2011, continuing through mid- January 2012, and are by invitation only. Applicants will be considered for an interview on the basis of their overall record.
The application deadline is October 15, 2012.
Use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) through your dean's office and register with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). We accept intern applicants only through the NRMP Match. For further information please contact us by email at NYPCornell-IMResidency@med.cornell.edu.
Please comply with the following guidelines when completing your application:
- Completed ERAS Application (Be sure to include if you have been elected to AOA under the Profile Section.)
- Medical Student Performance Evaluation or Dean's Letter
- A letter from the Department of Medicine Chairman or Designee
- At least two Faculty Letters of Recommendation. (More than two is acceptable.)
- Medical School Transcript
- USMLE STEP 1 Transcript. (If STEP 2CK and/or STEP 2CS Transcripts are available, please submit them.)
- Personal statement
If you are applying for the Medical Research Track, please also include :
- One letter from your primary research mentor/supervisor (or thesis advisor for those who have completed a PhD), and one other from an individual familiar with your research. (More than two is acceptable.)
- Complete and return this form and a copy of your relevant publications in one PDF-format file to NYPCornell-IMResidency@med.cornell.edu.
Because of the great number of highly qualified persons applying to our program, few international medical graduates will be invited to interview. On average there have been up to four international medical school graduates enrolled in the three-year program. Most transfer into the program after successful completion of an ACGME-accredited medicine internship. Applicants should have substantial research experience, outstanding letters of recommendation from clinical supervisors in the United States and a valid ECFMG certification. There is no specific board score requirement or minimum graduation year. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center does not sponsor H-1 B visas. We accept J-1 visas only.
All applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). All applicants must register with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), as we accept intern applicants only through the NRMP. Applicants will be considered for interviews on the basis of their overall record.
October 15, 2012
November 2012 through January 2013
National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)http://www.nrmp.org/
NRMP Match Numbers:
Categorical Internal Medical Program:
Medical Research Program:
Primary Care Internal Medicine Program:
For more information, contact:
Internal Medicine Residency Program
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Campus
Tel: (212) 746-4749
Fax: (212) 746-6692