Frequently Asked Questions

Harlem Hospital Center

How many international graduates do the program take?

Almost all of our residents are International Graduates.

What is the hospital policy on out-of-match positions?

We do not offer pre-match positions.

Is research experience or publications necessary for applicants?

No. Neither research experience nor publications are necessary.

Is there a pyramid system for residency positions?

No, there is no pyramid system.

Does the program offer opportunities to shadow under supervision?

No, we don't have any opportunities for observation or shadowing.

Can the program help applicants find research positions?

We are unable to help anyone find research positions.

Does the program accept applications from osteopathic students (DO)?

Yes, we do accept applications from osteopathic students.

Are there any specific requirements (COMPLEX Scores, Letters of Recommendation, Etc.) for osteopathic students?

There are no specific requirements for COMPLEX Scores, but Letters of Recommendation are required.

Does the program consider an option of couples match?

No, there is couples match.

Would the program consider someone more than five years post-graduation?

All applications are seriously considered, and all past training and clinical experiences will be taken into consideration. We recommend you apply through ERAS.

What kind of visas does the program sponsor?

We sponsor J1 and H1B visas; we require Step 3 for those who plan to apply for H1B visas.

Does the program require ECFMG certification at the time of application?

Not at the time of application but prior to the program's start.

Other useful information for applicants is available from the American College of Physicians at