How do I apply to the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program?
All applications to the BIDMC Internal Medicine Residency Training Program
must be submitted through the
Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).
What documents must be submitted to complete my application?
A completed application must be obtained before a decision is made to send
an invitation to interview. The following documents must be submitted in
order to complete your application:
Curriculum vitae (generated by ERAS )
Medical Student Performance Evaluation (formerly Dean's letter)
Medical school transcript
USMLE Steps 1 & 2 scores or the equivalent FLEX examinations. Step
1 required at the time of interview. Any matched applicant in the State
of Massachusetts will not be able to apply for a limited license until
these scores are reported.
Letter from the Chair of the applicant's Department of Medicine or from
a designee (the latter must indicate that his/her letter is in place of
a Chair's letter). A Chair's letter is preferred, but not required for
applicants applying to our Preliminary Program.
Two additional letters of recommendation. Additional letters may be
submitted without penalty.
Can I send more than the required number of recommendation letters?
Only three letters are required, but more may be submitted without penalty.
May I send copies of my reprints?
Reprints are not required, but will be added to your application file if
What is the application deadline?
The application deadline is October 5th.
What are the requirements for International Medical Graduates?
In addition to a completed application, International Medical Graduates
must be ECFMG Certified, or in the process of becoming certified (required
to start internship). More information is available here
http://www.ecfmg.org/about/index.html. You must submit two letters of recommendation from U.S. clinical
supervisors. At least one year of clinical experience in the United States
is required and your medical school graduation date must be within the past
Do you sponsor any visas?
The BIDMC Internal Medicine Residency Training Program will sponsor J-1 and
Is there a separate Primary Care Track at BIDMC?
Yes, applicants interested in Primary Care should apply through the
separate match. The program offers additional opportunities for clinical
experience and mentoring in the outpatient setting. Visit the
frequently asked questions page
for more information.
How are interviews scheduled?
Interviews are granted by invitation only. All completed applications are
reviewed by our Selection Committee. Once a decision has been made to
invite a candidate to interview, an invitation will be sent via email. The
email will contain the interview dates available, and will provide
instructions on how to schedule your interview.
How many applications does the program receive annually?
The Internal Medicine Residency Training Program receives in excess of
3,000 applications annually.
What accommodations/lodgings are available to me while I am
interviewing in Boston?
Please remember to mention that you are a medical student interviewing with
our residency program in order receive a special discounted rate:
Holiday Inn Boston at Brookline, located at 1200 Beacon Street in
Brookline, MA. 617-277-1200.
The Inn at Longwood Medical (Best Western Boston), located across the
street from the East or West Campuses. 617-731-4700 or toll free
How can I find directions to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center?
How do I access public transportation?
The MBTA is very
accessible from the medical center. Please visit their website or contact
their Traveler's Information Line toll free at 1-800-392-6100 for more
Residency Training Program
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
West Campus, Deaconess Building, Suite 306
One Deaconess Road
Boston, MA 02215