In order to change your name, you must submit the following documentation to the GME Human Resources department:
These documents must be submitted prior to your graduation date. We cannot reissue a certificate with a new name once you have graduated. The name on the certificate must reflect the legal name on record during residency/fellowship.
We must use the title that is listed on your medical school diploma. However, the New York State Board of Regents may confer the MD degree to individuals who meet specific requirements, as listed on the State Education Department website.
If you have received this conferral, you may use MD after your name in place of the title you earned at medical school graduation. This MD conferral must be approved prior to your residency/fellowship graduation date. We cannot re-issue certificates if the MD conferral is issued after your graduation date per the New York State Education Department. It is highly suggested that you apply for the MD conferral as early as possible prior to graduation.
Yes, prior to graduation, submit a copy of the degree diploma to the GME Human Resources department. We will update our records to reflect your additional degree for your certificate.