Our Application Process and Benefits

House Officer Benefits

The Program provides a wide range of benefits, including malpractice insurance coverage, on-call meals, and short- and long-term disability insurance. The Program also makes available the opportunity to purchase several types of health, dental and life insurance. Residents are allotted four weeks of vacation per academic year. In addition, the Program has a liberal leave of absence policy for residents who are new parents, require medical leave, or need to care for a seriously ill family member.

Please visit the BIDMC GME Trainee Benefits and Resources page for additional information regarding salary and benefits.


All residents and clinical fellows appointed to the Beth Israel Deaconess Surgical Service must have either a current limited license or a full license to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Applications for the limited license may be obtained from the Surgical Education Office. Limited licenses must be renewed every year, up to a maximum of five years. The cost of the license is $100 annually.

Applications for full licensure should be made directly to the Massachusetts Board of Registration (BORIM) in Medicine, 178 Albion Street, Suite 330, Wakefield, MA 01880.

Please email the BORIM if you have any questions.

Application Process and Deadline

The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Surgical Residency Program participates in ERAS, the Electronic Residency Application Service. The program selects interns through the National Resident Matching Program in accordance with the policies established by the NRMP.

Deadline for receipt of all application documents is November 1. All applicants are required to pass USMLE Step-2 before starting in a first year position.


Each application is reviewed in its entirety with an eye toward a combination of overall academic excellence, leadership ability, career development potential and personal character. Qualified individuals will be invited to interview. Interviews are held on selected Wednesdays in December and January. No interviews are scheduled without an invitation, and no individual interviews are scheduled outside of these scheduled sessions.