Application Process

All first-year residents are selected solely through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Applications are accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) .


The NRMP match number is: 1495140C0


Access the Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database (FREIDA) for more information.

(Identifier : 140-35-11-297 )


In order to apply to the Program, we require all medical school graduates to submit the following:

  • United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) with scores for Step 1 and, if available, Step 2

  • Dean's Letter of recommendation

  • Medical School Transcript

  • Department of Medicine departmental letter of recommendation (e.g. Chair's or Clerkship Director's letter)

  • 2 additional letters of recommendation 


International Medical Graduates


All applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service and (ERAS) the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).  At least one letter of recommendation from faculty affiliated with Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, or an evaluation from a direct clinical experience in the United States or Canada, is required.  Please note: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center does not sponsor H-1 B visas. We accept J-1 visas only.

From Our Residents

Residency at Columbia has given me the opportunity to be part of a system that welcomes diversity and quickly makes you feel at home. It has certainly been a privilege to work in a setting that fosters underserved communities and mediates exposure to treat a wide array of disease in a challenging learning environment driven towards growth as well-rounded physicians while providing high quality patient care.

- Dennis De León, MD 


  University of Puerto Rico 

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