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Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Application Process and Rotations

The Harvard Med-Peds Program participates in the National Resident Match Program (NRMP). The Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is committed to diversity within its faculty and staff. The Medicine-Pediatrics Selection Committee actively encourages applications from women and members of minority groups. All applications are considered without regard to race, religion, gender, or national origin. An interview is an important part of the application process. Invitations for personal interviews, which occur from November through December, are issued only after the applicant’s file is completed and reviewed by members of the Internship Selection Committee.

Applications will be handled through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) which is provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). ERAS is a paperless application service that allows you to transmit your residency application, Dean's letter, letters of recommendation, and transcript over the Internet. We will not be mailing out or accepting paper applications. For more information on ERAS and to download an application, please visit the AAMC's website.

Your application should include the following:

  • ERAS application - including:
    • Common Application Form (CAF)
  • Transcripts
  • 3-4 letters of recommendation
    • One from the Chair of Internal Medicine or Core Medicine Rotation Director
    • One from the Chair of Pediatrics or Core Pediatrics Rotation Director
    • Up to two letters of your choice
  • Dean's Letter
  • Personal Statement
  • Photo
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of Step I & II USMLE scores*

*We do not REQUIRE Step II be available by November 1; however, we do appreciate as much data about you as possible by November 1

ACGME Program code -- 7002414084
NRMP MATCH code -- 1265700C0


Questions should be mailed to:

Medicine Residency Office
Brigham and Women's/ Boston Children's Hospital Medicine-Pediatrics Residency
75 Francis Street, PBB-B4
Boston, MA 02115


The application deadline for the 2019-2020 application cycle is October 1st.

The Internship Selection Committee is composed of the program director(s), training program directors of the sponsoring services, Med-Peds faculty and Med-Peds residents. Invitations for personal interviews are issued only after an applicant's file is completed and reviewed by the Internship Selection Committee. Please note that the residency program begins sending out invitations to interview after October 15th. Four interns will be matched into the Harvard BWH/BCH Med-Peds Residency.

In addition to applying to the Harvard/Brigham and Women's/Boston Children's Hospital Medicine-Pediatrics Program, if you wish to apply to one of the categorical or primary care programs at the Brigham and Women's Hospital Medical Service or the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics at Children's Hospital and Boston City Hospital, please let us know and we will coordinate the application and interview process to the best of our ability.


Interview dates for the 2019-2020 application cycle are:

  • November 13, 2019
  • November 20, 2019
  • December 4, 2019
  • December 11, 2019

Interview Day General Information

The night prior to each interview day, applicants and their significant others are invited to meet with current residents at a casual dinner. The interview day itself starts at 7 a.m. and ends at approximately 4 p.m.

Foreign Medical School Graduates

International medical graduates (IMG) must have ECFMG certification and a completed ERAS file. IMGs should contact the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) for their application materials and eligibility requirements. Application materials will be sent only to those candidates who meet ECFMG requirements. Please visit the ECFMG website or write to:

PO Box 13467
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3467

All applications are judged equally without regard to the nation of medical training. Historically, successful applicants have USMLE scores above 90 and documentation of prior clinical training in the US or Canada.

Non-US citizens who are entering a BWH ACGME accredited training program are required to obtain visa sponsorship prior to beginning their program. The BWH Department of Medicine sponsors J-1 and H-1B Visas. The Partners International Office will help you in determining the appropriate visa and guide you through the application process:
Partners International Office: 617-724-2262

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.

Away Rotations and Observerships

Credited away rotations can be arranged through the Harvard Medical School Registrar’s Office. Note that our program does not offer observerships. While conducting a rotation in Boston, you are welcome to meet our residents. Please contact our office for information on how to arrange this.


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