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Application Process

All PGY-1 residency candidates will be accepted through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). The Electronic Residency Application Service, ERAS is used for ALL PGY-1 residency applications.

Interviews are typically scheduled for Mondays

Generally accept 6-8 new residents per year

Required documents include:

  • ERAS Common Application Form (CAF) / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Official Medical School Transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A letter from the Dean of their medical school
  • Official USMLE (or COMLEX) transcript
  • ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) status (if applicable)
  • Personal Statement

International Medical Graduate

IMGs seeking entry into the Yale Pathology residency program should meet the following requirements:

  • Passing USMLE scores on the first attempt. Note that you must have your official USMLE transcript sent. The ECFMG certificate does not substitute for this.
  • Clinical experience in the United States is strongly recommended.
  • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English
  • Graduation from medical school within the last eight years or full time attending patient care responsibilities in the United States within the last five years
  • ECFMG certification prior to application
  • Preferred: Ph.D. in a related field, in the United States

Visas: Yale-New Haven Hospital sponsors only J-1 visas for residents. This policy is not negotiable.

ALL questions about eligibility for application should be addressed to the Residency Program Coordinator.