How to Apply

Harlem Hospital Center

Thank you for your interest in our residency program. We accept applications only through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) and residents are selected through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

A listing of our program’s information can be viewed on the Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database (FREIDA) online. 

To access the information:

  • Go to
  • Go to the Residency/Fellowship Training Program Search and enter our 10-digit program ID number: 3203511151


We receive a large number of applications each year. A completed application is required before consideration for an interview, which include:

  • ERAS Common Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • MSPE (preferred) or Dean’s Letter
  • Minimum of three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Personal Statement
  • USMLE Transcript (must have passed USMLE Step I and II CK & CS on 1st attempt)

Additional Information

  • We accept both allopathic and osteopathic applicants
  • We offer J-1 visas and accept applicants who are US Citizens or Green Card holders.
  • It is preferable to have passed USMLE Step 1 & Step 2 CS & CK on the first attempt
  • It is preferable to have passed USMLE Step 3 before starting as a first-year resident
  • Applicants should have graduated medical school in the last 5 years or been employed as a physician within two years of the current application season. Observerships and externships are not considered as employment as a physician
  • We do not require US clinical experience
  • We do not offer externships/observerships/clerkships
  • We do require an ECFMG certificate prior to entry into the program

Contact Us

Jonathan Encarnacion, MBA
Residency Program Coordinator 


Department of Pediatrics
Harlem Hospital Center
506 Lenox Avenue
Room 17-110, MLK Building
New York, NY 10037-1802

Please Note: Due to the high number of applications received, we are unable to provide status updates. Once again, thank you for your interest in our Pediatrics Residency Program.