How To Apply

***Note: admissions is cancelled for July 2016, we plan to re-open admissions for the class of 2017 on September 1, 2016 (pending program accreditation).

Please review the program's prerequisites to confirm your eligibility. The program will be accepting applications for the following July between September 1 and December 1 of the previous year. The applications will be reviewed, selected candidates interviewed, and notified of conditional acceptance in January-February.  Final admission decisions will be made after our accreditation has been approved by the ACGME.

All applications should be submitted on paper directly to the program. All letters of recommendation have to be received directly from the source.

Your complete application should include:

  Application Form

Personal Statement (2 pages max.) describing your interest in preventive medicine, your past experience in public health and your career goals.

Curriculum Vitae

At least 3 Letters of Recommendation; one of these letters must be from your program director if you are a current or recent resident or fellow. If you are currently employed, one letter has to be from your supervisor.  All letters should be current and sent directly from the source, and not through the applicant.

Previous Residency Diploma or Letter from your Residency Program confirming completion of 12 months of clinical training (36 months for foreign graduates)

Medical School Transcript

Graduate School Transcript (if applicable)

College Transcript

Copy of current NYS medical license (or evidence of pending license application)

Proof of NYS Medical License Eligibility (if do not have current active NYS medical license): copy of USMLE or NBOME Part III or FLEX, proof of at least ONE PGYear of training (for US graduates) or THREE PGYears (for Foreign graduates). If accepted, NYS license should be obtained prior to the start of the program (July 1). For more information on medical license, please visit NYS Office of the Professions


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Mailing address:

NYS Preventive Medicine Residency Program,
University at Albany School of Public Health,
One University Place, GEC 100, Rm 113
Rensselaer, NY 12144

For more information about our program, please contact Program Coordinator, Irina Khmelnitsky, at In your message, include your name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.


NOTE: This webpage is currently under construction; we are updating program details. Please contact Irina Khmelnitsky if you cannot find the information you are looking for.