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Application process

Applicants interested in the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine Psychiatry Residency Program at the Zucker Hillside Hospital should apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), which opens on September 15. Our residency program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). The NRMP Code for our training program is 1860400C0.

Essential application information includes:

  • Common application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript - A passing score on USMLE Step I and Step II (Clinical Knowledge and Clinical Skills) or COMLEX Level I and Level 2 is required for all trainees prior to beginning a Hofstra Northwell GME program. To meet this requirement, applicants should have passed USMLE Step II or COMLEX Level 2 (both clinical knowledge and clinical skills components) prior to mid-February in order to be eligible for our rank order list. In selected cases, with the approval of the Program Director and the Office of GME, applicants may be placed on a Northwell rank order list without the USMLE Step II or COMLEX Level 2 scores.
  • Medical or osteopathic school transcript
  • Medical student performance evaluation or dean's letter
  • A personal statement
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation - At least one letter must be from a faculty psychiatrist who can comment directly on your clinical performance in psychiatry. Of the remaining letters, we prefer that at least one come from a non-psychiatrist faculty who can comment directly on your clinical work in a different specialty (such as internal medicine, pediatrics, or other core specialties).
  • ECFMG Status Report, if applicable

Applicants to the Psychiatry Residency Training Program must be graduates of a United States or Canadian medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), or Foreign Medical Graduates who have been certified through the ECFMG at the time of application. All foreign medical graduates must be certified through the ECFMG at the time of application and apply through ERAS.

Northwell Health training programs accept only H1B and J-1 visas sponsored through the ECFMG. Clinical experience in the United States is not required, though strongly encouraged within the prior three years.

Interviewing information

Completed applications are reviewed between September and December. We extend invitations to interview to approximately 100 applicants each year. Interview invitations are sent via email. Our interviews are scheduled primarily on Tuesdays and Fridays, late October through early February.

The interview day will begin at 7:30am and will conclude no later than 3pm. During the interview day, applicants will meet with the program director during a light breakfast. All applicants will then have one-on-one interviews with faculty, residents, one of the associate program directors, and the program director. This is followed by lunch with current residents, who will be able to answer any questions you may still have about the program. A chief resident will then take applicants on a walking tour of the hospital campus. After the tour, applicants meet with the chair or executive vice chair. The interview day ends with a brief wrap-up session with the program director and the associate program director. An optional social gathering with beverages and a light meal occurs the night before at a local restaurant - this is an excellent opportunity for applicants to interact with current residents.

Interview lodging

The program does not pay for your lodging. However, there are a variety of hotels in the area surrounding the hospital.

For additional information please contact our program coordinator, Sueanna Torres.

Sueanna Torres
Program Training Administrator
General Psychiatry Residency Program
Zucker Hillside Hospital
Zucker School of Medicine
75-59 263rd St
Glen Oaks, NY 11004
Tel: (718) 470-8005
Fax: (718) 962-7717
Email: [email protected]