Thank you for your interest in the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Neurology Residency Training Program. We have seven adult Neurology
positions each year. Applications should be submitted through the
Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
, which begins taking applications in August.
Our Neurology Residency Program is a three-year "Advanced" program,
officially listed as the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard
Medical School Program. Our NRMP Code is 1256180A0.
We recommend that all application material be submitted through ERAS by
October 15. The (final) deadline for completion of applications is November
15, although we begin interview invitations with the applications arriving
Our Neurology residency program is "Advanced," a three-year program, and
applicants must apply separately for a one-year preliminary Medicine
Internship, at BIDMC or elsewhere. Internships must include at least eight
months of Internal Medicine and no more than two months of Neurology
The Department of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
offers a superb and popular
Preliminary Internship in Medicine, which we highly recommend. The Neurology and Medicine departments at
BIDMC cooperate in a “linked MedNeuro” match which offers internships
preferentially to applicants who match in Neurology here.
Applicants may also apply for the regular, independent (not linked to
Neurology) Preliminary Internship in Medicine at BIDMC.
The application for the linked MedNeuro Preliminary year in Medicine is
the same as that for the independent (non linked) Preliminary
Internship year. One application covers both types of internship, and
the internship activities are identical.
If you wish to do your Medicine internship and Neurology residency at
BIDMC, please be sure to apply for the internship, as above, and submit
rank lists for both the Neurology and Medicine programs.
Preliminary years at BIDMC and Harvard Medical School affiliate
hospitals, such as
Mount Auburn Hospital, are also highly recommended.
International Medical Graduates
In addition to all of the items requested in the ERAS application, to be
considered, International Medical Graduates must:
possess an ECFMG certificate by the time applications are reviewed,
have been active in the practice of medicine (either as a medical
student or a resident or independent practitioner) within the last 2
have passed the USMLE steps 1 and 2, and
have at least two months of U.S. clinical experience with patient
responsibility (usually as official clerkships in US medical schools),
with letters of recommendation from those rotations. “Observerships”
are not considered U.S. clinical experience.
All applications are reviewed by the Program Director and Associate Program
Director. Interviews are offered starting in late October and continuing
through the interview season. Interviews are scheduled for Fridays during
November, December, and January.
For any additional questions about the application or interview process, please contact Stacey Chiacchio, Neurology
Residency Program Administrator, at 617-667-2268.