How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in our Pathology Residency Training Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. We only consider applications submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), and all applicants should be registered with the National Resident Matching Program(NRMP).  Our deadline is November 1st for positions beginning the following July 1st.

We require the following items submitted through ERAS:

  • Application
  • Personal statement
  • MSPE (Dean’s letter)
  • Medical school transcript
  • 3 current letters of recommendation
  • USMLE scores
  • If applicable, ECFMG certification

Previous clinical experience of any kind in the U.S. is beneficial. Applicants are granted interviews based on their entire application, taking into account the education, training, and experience; we do not have minimum USMLE or COMLEX score requirements.

Please keep in mind that this is a highly competitive program that receives a large number of applications, and we typically accept less than 3% of those applying. The hospital sponsors both J1 and H1b visas for selected individuals.

  • Successful completion of Part 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is required for all applicants.
  • Successful completion of USMLE Step II (Written and Clinical Skills Assessment) is not required for application or interview but must be completed for initial appointment as a Resident or Clinical Fellow.
  • Documentation of successful completion of USMLE Step III is required for appointment at the PGY 3 level or higher and for any applicants seeking H1b visa status.

Applicants applying to the AP or AP/CP programs are considered together in a single group. Those interested in AP/NP should also apply to this group. CP Only applicants are considered separately and have a separate match number and match list.

Applicants are notified by e-mail whether or not they have been granted an interview.

Review Process

Eight to ten AP (or combined AP/CP) resident positions and one to three CP resident positions are filled per year. Residents need not hold U.S. citizenship.

Recruitment and selection of residents is conducted by the Departmental Residency Recruitment Committee. Meeting weekly between October and February, the Committee is chaired by the Program Director and comprises the Departmental Chair, Executive Vice-Chair, major clinical division directors and selected other senior AP and CP faculty, several laboratory investigators, and the Chief Residents.

These individuals also interview residency candidates during their 1-2 day visits. Evaluation is based on medical school record, letters of recommendation, standardized test scores, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and the ability to benefit from the opportunities offered by our training program. The Brigham and Women’s Pathology Department – assisted by the BWH Center for Diversity and Inclusion – is fully committed to workforce diversity.

For questions and/or concerns, contact Margarita Rosado at marosado@bwh.harvard.edu or 617-732-8613.

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