Internal Medicine Residency Application Process

Internship and residency applications are only accepted and reviewed through ERAS.

Application to the programs should be made no later than October 1st. For applications submitted on time, letters can be added until November 1st.  Applications must include the following in order to be considered complete:

  • Application form;
  • Three or four letters of recommendation;
  • Dean’s letter (MSPE);
  • Medical school transcript; and
  • USMLE transcript (Step I) (Note:  Massachusetts law requires that those applicants who match to a MA residency program must complete USMLE Steps 2 (MK and CS) prior to application for a limited license, i.e., March 2016)

Please note: Candidates applying to our Primary Care Tracks must apply to both the DGM and HVMA programs as well as the Categorical Track. All applicants selected to interview on a Primary Care day will also be scheduled to interview on a Categorical day (generally done on two adjacent days).

Invitations for personal interviews are issued only after the applicant’s file is completed and reviewed by members of the Internship Selection Committee. If special personal or financial circumstances arise requiring early notification with regard to an interview, an applicant may contact the Medicine Residency Office to request early application review.

International Medical Graduates:
All applications are judged equally without regard to the nation of medical training. International Medical Graduates must have ECFMG certification and a completed ERAS file. Historically, successful applicants have USMLE (steps 1 & 2) scores of 99 and prior clinical training in the US or Canada. On average, IMGs with extraordinary qualifications, make up 1-3 interns per year. If accepted, BWH will sponsor either an H-1 or J-1 visa.

Massachusetts State Step 2 Requirement:
Please note that prior to enrollment in residency in any Massachusetts state internship, all interns will be required to have passed both parts of USMLE step 2 by the time they enroll.  Our strong suggestion is that all of your exams be completed and available for review by the date match lists are submitted.  Please be aware of this new requirement and plan your exams accordingly.

Contact Information:

Office: (617) 732-5775
Fax: (617) 264-6346

Or write to:

Joel T. Katz, M.D.
Program Director
Internal Medicine Residency Program
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
75 Francis St., Boston, MA 02115


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