I am posting this thread to explore the possibility of doing residency in the state of NY after graduating from Spartan. My understanding based on research is that Spartan graduates are not elligible for residency as the school is not approved by the NY State Department of Education.
Following is a direct excerpt from the website of Winthrop Hospital Graduate Medical Education page: http://www.winthrop.org/departments/education/gme/ap.cfm
New York State Department of Health regulations limit non-LCME accredited international medical school graduates from participating in New York State residency programs if their training has included more than 12 weeks of clinical clerkships outside of the country in which the medical school is located unless the NYS Education Department has approved the school. A current list of the approved medical schools can be found at the NYSED website:
I would also like you to read the following directive published by the New York Dept of Health to all Residency Program Directors. Pay close attention to information on Page 3 http://www.gnyha.org/4707/File.aspx
Spartan, like most other caribbean schools offer clinical rotations in the US (which is definitely more than 12 weeks outside St Lucia). And for sure doesnt offer any in St. Lucia. So how is it that spartan grads could do residency traning in NY ?
Some of the pro-Spartan posters state that they have contacted the state board and that several of their gradutes have completed residency training in the State of New York. I would like to know how they circumvented this restriction. Can any one of those graduates second this claim ? Can any pro-spartans post a link where readers can verify the claim that spartan graduates can or have done residency in NY ?