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Application process

Our residents play an integral role in the care that is provided to our patients. To ensure they are receiving the best quality of care possible, we have basic requirements for entry to the program. In general, we take into account all aspects of an application to determine how an applicant may add to the experiences of the program, instead of focusing on single factors. However, the applicants must provide the following items to be considered for this program.

  • Common application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript (passing score on Step 3 if H1 VISA required)
  • USMLE Steps I & II scores of 210 plus and/or COMLEX Score of 500 Plus all at First attempt
  • Medical school transcript’
  • Personal statement
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation that are no more than six (6) months old from the date of application
  • ECFMG Status Report, if applicable
  • Graduated medical school within last three years

If you do not meet these criteria, we will not be able to offer an interview.

Start date for Family Medicine trainees: July 1 each year.

The family medicine residency program at Southside Hospital participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). The program code is 1417120C0. Applications must be submitted no later than November 1.

Interviewing information

Completed applications with all required documents are reviewed between July and December. We extend invitations to interview with approximately 90 applications each year. Interview invitations are sent via email. The interview dates are traditionally between October and January.

When applicants visit Southside Hospital for an interview, they have an opportunity to tour the hospital, meet with residents, and participate in individual interviews with 3 to 4 faculty members. Applicants are responsible for arranging their own transportation to our site as well as accommodations. However, our office staff is often helpful in making recommendations in this regard. The closest airports are New York LGA, JFK, and ISP. Lunch is provided during the one day interview process. We try to accommodate scheduling needs in terms of scheduled start and end times as the interview day generally requires about 5 hours.

For additional information, please direct your questions to Margaret Manzari.

Margaret Manzari
Program Coordinator

Southside Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program
301 E. Main St.
Bay Shore, NY 11706-8458

Tel: (631) 968-3295
Fax: (631) 968-4241
E-mail: [email protected]