How competitive is your Emergency Medicine residency program?

Over the past two years, applying to Emergency Medicine residency programs has become very competitive. We received 900 applications at Metropolitan Hospital this past application cycle and interviewed 200 candidates for our incoming class of 9 interns.

How many letters of recommendation are required prior to consideration for an interview?

Applicants should submit a minimum of two letters of recommendation through the ERAS system. At least one letter of recommendation should be from an emergency medicine physician. We highly recommend using the standardized letter of recommendation (see http://www.cordem.org/ to download this template).

When are interviews typically offered?

Interviews are offered to competitive candidates by invitation only, from October-January.

How are emergency department shift schedules organized?

All shifts are 12 hours in length. Residents are scheduled for 60 clinical hours per week while on emergency medicine rotations.

Does NYMC sponsor visas for foreign medical graduates?


What Visa types do you accept for international students who graduated from US medical schools?

We sponsor H1B visas. We also accept J-1 or an employment authorization document (EAD). Have in mind, all paperwork should be processed and ready before starting residency in July.

Does the residency program provide subsidized housing?

Unfortunately, Hurricane Sandy destroyed our subsidized housing option. Most of our residents live in Manhattan (mainly the Upper East Side) but we also have a few living in Yonkers / Westchester county and Brooklyn. 

How do residents commute to their off-service rotations at Westchester Medical Center?

You can get monthly parking at Metropolitan Hospital Center for only $90/month, at Westchester Medical Center for $25/month, and so a number of our residents choose to either own a car or rent one for the months they are at Westchester. There are at least 2 residents rotating at Westchester every month, and so carpooling is an option. Additionally, public transportation is available from Manhattan to Westchester. Having said that, we do have call rooms available at Westchester Medical Center, and residents have the option of using them during rotations.

Do I have to take BLS/ACLS/PALS before I complete medical school? 

No. You will be trained and certified in BLS/ACLS/PALS during your residency orientation. In fact, our very own EM residents take the ACLS instructor class and teach it to all of the incoming hospital interns. The BLS/ACLS/PALS courses that we offer at Metropolitan Hospital also provide a great opportunity for you to meet all the new incoming resident from all services.

Other questions?

Please email our coordinator, Waleska Ovalles