Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you sponsor visas?

A: Yes, J-1 visas are sponsored on a case-by-case basis.

Q: How do I apply?

A: Health Quest is “all in” on the NRMP Match agreement. As such, we only select qualified applications through ERAS application portal and through the annual NRMP Match process. Visit the program-specific sites for more information.

Q: What if I am couples matching?

A: If you are invited to an interview and your significant other is interested in one of our programs, please reach out to the contact person for the program via email with your significant other’s name, AAMC ID, and program of interest. We cannot and will not promise interviews to those couples matching but appreciate the additional details that round out a person’s profile.

Q: Where should I live?

A: In the Hudson Valley, there’s a certain charm to each neighborhood. Because of at-home call possibility and also early morning rounding, we suggest staying within 30-minutes of your primary participating site. To find your flavor of charm, check out this article from Hudson Valley Magazine: 12-Best-Places-To-Live-Hudson-Valley. They say it much better than we could.

Check out our Living in the Hudson Valley Page for more information.

Q: When do invitations go out and interviews begin?

A: As we are participating in the NRMP Match process, our invitation to interview will be received by selected candidates between October and January. Each program specifies select dates between October and January to interview candidates. You can visit the program-specific site’s “How to Apply” section for more information!

Q: I got an interview! Now what?

A: Congratulations! We cannot wait to meet you. First, know the program coordinator (and the person sending the invites) is your primary contact. S/he will send out detailed information via email about the interview day. Some quick facts about all our programs:

  • We do not provide a hotel the night prior
  • We do not hold a pre-interview day dinner
  • Interview days typically last four hours, starting around 8am
  • Interview days include a few friendly interviews with individual faculty, a lunch-and-learn about our program and group meetings with the program director and vice president of graduate medical education

Q: How do I get to Poughkeepsie?

A: Halfway between New York City and the state capital of Albany, Poughkeepsie is easily reached by major highways and is served by an international airport, buses and train lines. Taxis and Dutchess County Public Transit buses stop at the station and serve Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

Metro-North Railroad
Hudson Line: Poughkeepsie, New Hamburg, Beacon, Coldspring, Yankee Stadium, Grand Central Terminal
Phone: Outside NY State (877) 690-5116
Website: http://web.mta.info/mnr/html/planning/schedules/schedules.htm

Amtrak
Stops in Poughkeepsie and Rhinecliff
Phone (main): (800) 872-7245
Website: http://www.Amtrak.com

New York Stewart International Airport
Website: www.swfny.com

Q: Do I need to bring anything to the interview day?

A: Yes – bring excitement and good questions. We love engaged candidates! Aside from that, no additional materials will be necessary to bring with you. If by chance we do need something, the program coordinator will reach out well in advance.