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Resident Eligibility and Selection:

St. John's Riverside Hospital sponsors an ACGME approved categorical medicine residency, with focus on community-based practice. All qualified applicants are considered for interviews, however, the volume of applicants precludes us from offering interviews to all qualified candidates.

We accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) only and cannot accept applications in any other format. Documents submitted separated by email, fax or other modality WILL NOT be considered as part of the applicant's file. No applicants will be considered outside of the National Resident Match Program.

While St. John's Riverside Hospital will consider international medical graduates, we cannot consider applications from candidates requiring VISA sponsorship. At this time, we do not sponsor VISAs. We also require U.S. clinical experience (minimal 8-12 weeks) and U.S. letters of recommendation.

St. John's Riverside Hospital will consider all qualified applicants on the basis of their academic performance, Dean's letter and recommendations, accolades, aptitude, credentials, communication skills, community service and personal attributes, without regard of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Applicant Appointment Eligibility:

  1. Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).

  2. Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

  3. Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada who meet one of the following qualifications:

a. Have received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates ("ECFMG") prior to appointment

b. Have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a US licensing jurisdiction in which they are in training.

  1. Graduates of medical schools outside the United States who have completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school.

  2. Board accredited and non-accredited programs. Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), and medical schools outside the United States and Canada with a NYS license, limited license, or limited permit to practice medicine are eligible for appointment.

Required Documentation:

In addition to completion of the ERAS application, the following documentation is required:

  • USME or COMLEX transcript

  • Medical school transcript

  • Personal statement

  • Minimum of 3 letters of recommendation

  • Dean's letter

  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable)

Resident Benefits:

  • Competitive salary

  • Four (4) week of vacation

  • Professional liability insurance

  • Education stipend

* A complete benefits listing is available through the Human Resources department.

Richard Ashikari, MBA | Director of Medical Education | IMResidency@RiversideHealth.org | +1-914-798-8821

All applications must be submitted through ERAS. For our categorical track, please enter 1897140C0 and for preliminary 1897140P0. The application process is competitive, however we are working diligently to assure it is as seamless as possible for our applicants. Please direct all program inquiries to our Director of Medical Education Richard Ashkari, MBA. We appreciate your courtesy throughout the application process and thank you for your interest in our program.