Q: What is required to apply to your program?
A: All of our residents are placed through the NRMP Match. Applicants are required to create an application in ERAS, the Electronic Residency Application Service. Our deadline for application submission is November 1. Please make sure you have the following completed documents in ERAS:
- ERAS application
- Dean's letter
- Medical school transcript
- United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Board scores (Step 1 score required at time of application; welcome Step 2 score but not required).
- Curriculum vitae
- Three to four letters of reference
- Personal statement
Q: How many residency positions do you have available for AY21-22?
A: We have a categorical, four-year anesthesiology residency training program that includes a transitional-style intern year. We offer 18 categorical positions. We also offer two advanced/CA-1 positions traditionally for individuals switching specialties that have already completed at least one year of training.
Q: Do you accept more than three letters of recommendation (LoRs)? Do you have a preference regarding who writes the letters?
A: Applicants tend to submit three or four LoRs, two of which, on average, are from anesthesiologists.
Q: Do you have United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) score cutoffs or minimums?
A: We do not have USMLE minimum score requirements or cutoffs.
Q: Do I need to have passed the Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) exam to be invited for an interview?
Q: Do you offer couples Match?
A: Yes. If you are applying for a position in anesthesiology residency at our institution and received an interview invitation, and your significant other also applied to our program and did not receive an interview invitation, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your partner.
If your significant other is applying to another program at our institution, please let us know. We can contact the program coordinator in that specialty to find out the status of his/her application.
If your significant other is applying to a program outside our institution, please contact that program directly. Let them know you received an interview in New York City and would like to check the status of your significant other's application.
Q: Do you offer any research pathways?
A: The Department of Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medicine is committed to training and supporting outstanding future clinican-scientists who intend to pursue an academic research career.
The Van Poznak Anesthesiology Research Scholarship provides a structure and program that enables our scholars to establish a strong research foundation and develop into independent investigators. We seek to recruit and train scholars who will continue to advance the field of anesthesiology and will ultimately go on to become leaders in their fields of interest.
If you are interested in learning more about the Van Poznak Anesthesiology Research Scholarship, please email us.
Q: Do you consider applicants who have already completed a prior residency?
A: Yes, we consider applicants who have already completed a prior residency. Please apply via ERAS.
Q: Do I need to complete an internship year with your program if I have already completed a different residency?
A: An accredited internship in other fields can count as anesthesiology residency internship, but you still must complete all clinical requirements of the anesthesiology clinical base year (as described by the American Board of Anesthesiology). If these requirements were not fully completed during your previous internship, they will need to be completed during residency.
Q: Do you sponsor any visas for residents?
The NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center GME Office sponsors J-1 visas for house staff. H1-B visas are not offered.
Q: Do you accept international medical graduate (IMG) applicants?
A: Yes. We value the diversity and excellence that international applicants bring to our community. In general, given the competitiveness of the overall applicant pool, successful international applicants bring something incredibly unique to our training program. It is strongly recommended that IMG applicants have clinical experience in the United States.
Q: Do you have simulation education?
A: The Department of Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medicine uses and co-owns the expanded Skills Acquisition & Innovation Laboratory (SAIL) for all simulation training. SAIL provides a critical training component, enabling interns, residents and attending anesthesiologists to become acquainted with current and new technologies and to maintain and broaden their skill sets. Learn more.
Q: Do you offer global health rotations?
A: Our department is recognized for its leading global health division and we have regular electives abroad in India and Rwanda. Beyond global health rotations, global health education is built into the core of our training program, research opportunities are readily available, and we offer a global health track (application at the of the CA1 year). Find out more information on the Global Health Initiative.
Q: Do you offer any additional stipends (beyond salary) to help defray the cost of moving to New York City?
A: The department provides a relocation award of $1,000 to cover every matched resident’s moving expenses.
Q: What salary are you offering and what other benefits are available to residents?
A: Benefits and salary include vacation, housing, memberships, resources, and academic and meeting allowances.
Q: Are you having a virtual interview season this year?
A: Yes, all applicants, including local applicants, will be interviewed virtually. We will also offer opportunities to connect with current residents surrounding your scheduled interview day.
Q: When are interview invitations going to be sent out?
A: Since programs will only be able to view applications starting October 21, 2020 this year, we will not send out interview invitations until after that date. We expect to start sending invitations by November 1, 2020.
Q: What are your virtual interview dates?
A: Our virtual interview days will occur on Tuesdays and Fridays on the following dates during AY20-21:
- November: 10, 13, 17, 20, 24
- December: 1, 4, 8, 15, 18
- January: 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26
Q: Are you hosting any virtual open houses this fall?
A: We will be hosting a virtual open house at the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Meet & Greet on Saturday, October 3, 2020, from 4.30-6.00 pm. The ASA schedule will provide you with login details. We look forward to meeting you there!