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 earlier.

Preliminary Year

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 rotations.

  • 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:

  1. possess an ECFMG certificate by the time applications are reviewed,
  2. have been active in the practice of medicine (either as a medical student or a resident or independent practitioner) within the last 2 years,
  3. have passed the USMLE steps 1 and 2, and
  4. 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.

Interview selection

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.