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How to apply to the Maimonides Resident and Fellowship Programs

Thank you for your interest in the Medical Education department at Maimonides. Our Medical Education program is committed to training the future of medicine. We’ve been innovating, treating, and teaching for more than 100 years, and we take great pride in preparing our students to become the next generation of expert medical practitioners.

Applications should be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Complete details and timelines are available on the ERAS website. Due to the high volume of applicants, we are not able to answer questions over the phone or via facsimile transmissions. Please view specific departments requiring different application processes below. 

Complete details and timelines are available on the ERAS website. Applications for most residency programs can be submitted beginning September 1st. Please check with the individual residency or fellowship program for the initial and final dates of submission.

We sponsor applicants for J1 or H1B Visa United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE); first-time pass is preferred. As we consider each application in its entirety, there are no absolute cutoff dates for USMLE/Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX) results or graduation. Still, we preferentially review those applicants with scores over 200 and who have graduated medical school in the last 5 years. U.S. clinical experience is preferred but not required.

Required information

Applications for our Program are accepted solely through the ERAS system. All communications with potential applicants will be exclusively through ERAS. Any communication that is NOT within the ERAS system may go unanswered.

We require the following information:

  • ERAS Common Application Form
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (Dean’s letter) or its equivalent
  • Letters of recommendation (3)
  • USMLE transcript
  • ECFMG Status Report, if applicable and available
  • Personal Statement
  • COMLEX transcript, if applicable
  • Citizenship, Visa type

Applicants with 1 year or more of U.S. clinical experience

Before we can consider applicants with a year or more of U.S. clinical experience, the ACGME requires we receive written verification from the Program Director.

The verification must include:

  • A competency-based summative performance evaluation
  • Dates of training
  • Rotations completed
  • Specify if the clinical experience was procedural and/or operative

Our program offers unmatched patient care learning opportunities. Every day our students work with dynamic, well trained, incentivized faculty. Together, we build a better hospital. Together, we build a better community

International Medical Graduates

Every Foreign Medical School Graduate must possess a valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate. If you do not have one, contact the ECFMG for an application. Any ECFMG certificate obtained after June 14, 2004 is considered valid indefinitely. Certificates issued prior to June 14, 2004 require a permanent validation sticker. If you need to request permanent revalidation, please use the 246-I form available on the ECFMG website.

To be hired as a Resident at Maimonides Medical Center, you must fall into 1 of the following categories:

  • U.S. Citizen (born or naturalized)
  • Permanent Resident/Resident Alien
  • J1 Visa Holder
  • H1B Visa Holder
  • Employment Authorization Document (EAD only acceptable for New Hires who graduate a U.S. medical school and plan on applying for an H1B/J1 within the first few months of training. The hiring department must approve, and a contract will be signed to confirm the change in status)
  • We DO NOT accept dependent visas- H1B- or J2- EAD. Every new hire should maintain their own valid working visa
  • If you are not a U.S. Citizen, you must apply for a valid working visa. We accept H1B and J1 visas. Please see below for further information regarding visas

Instructions for H1B or J1 applicants

  • H1B Visa Information: You must have passed all 3 steps of the USMLE by Match Date to apply for an H1B visa. The standard processing time for an H1B visa is 4-8 weeks. There is a $1000 premium processing fee if you do not apply by mid-April. If you plan to apply for an H1B visa, you should contact our office immigration attorney, Mr. Stephen Perlitsh, at (212) 840-3878 or email [email protected] to set up an appointment. Your Maimonides department will pay the legal and filing fees for the H1B visa. If you have not passed USMLE Step 3 by the Match, you cannot apply for an H1B and must apply for the J1
  • J1 Visa Information: ECFMG has recently rolled out an online application system. As of January 2012, you must submit your application through EVNET. Please contact Jennifer Hughes at [email protected], to inform her you will be applying for a J1 Visa. She will submit the first portion of the application online, and an email will be sent to your ECFMG email account, prompting you to complete your online portion. Apply now and follow the instruction therein. Once you have mailed in the application fee, completed the necessary forms, and gathered all of the required documents, send the completed application to ECFMG for processing. Once the ECFMG receives your application they will send a Certification of Eligibility (DS2019) to Academic Affairs. We will forward this to you as soon as we receive it. This certificate is required to obtain your J1 visa for entry into the United States. The application process can take up to 6 weeks from the date the ECFMG has received the completed application form and accompanying materials. Therefore, to ensure acquiring your visa on time, please apply immediately and absolutely no later than May 1

ECFMG has recently rolled out an online application system. As of 1/2012, all applicants must apply for their J1 through EVNET. You do not need USMLE step 3 to apply for a J1 Visa.

Maimonides complies with federal and city laws and orders prohibiting discrimination in employment. Such discrimination includes race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, handicap, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Upon acceptance to the Maimonides Medical Education program, our students should complete the following steps:

  1. Sign your contract
  2. Apply for an NPI number by April 12
  3. Send in Human Resources documents by May 1
  4. Complete your physical by May 31
  5. Complete training modules by May 31
  6. Submit Academic Affairs paperwork by June 28
  7. Orientation

Thank you and we look forward to reviewing your applications!