We accept applications for the following programs:
- Categorical Internal Medicine Residency
- Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency
- Preliminary Internal Medicine Residency
The application deadline is November 30.
Applications to the Boston University Internal Medicine Residency Program for a first year position (internship) will only be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
Additionally, we do not accept any essays or recommendation letters outside of the ERAS process.
- If you are graduating or have graduated from a U.S. Medical School, you must contact your medical school’s student affairs office or other designated dean’s office. Your dean’s office will provide you with the information and the software for ERAS. The ERAS Web Site can be located at http://www.aamc.org/.
- If you are a Canadian Medical Student, please contact the Canadian Resident Matching Service, 151 Slater Street, Suite 802, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P-5H3 Canada, or call (613) 237-0075 for ERAS processing information.
- If you are a graduate of a foreign medical school interested in applying to this program you must contact the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) for application materials and eligibility requirement. Write to : ECFMG-ERAS Program, P.O. box 13467, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3467, U.S.A., or point your Web browser to: http://www.ecfmg.org/eras/index.html.
Below are the NRMP match codes for our training programs:
- Categorical Track: 1257140C0
- Preliminary Track: 1257140P0
- Primary Care Track: 1257140M0
- BMC Neuro/Preliminary Track: 1257140P1
- ABIM Research Track: 1257140C1
- We have 56 PGY-1 intern positions available (may slightly vary from year to year) which are distributed amongst our different tracks and pathways.
- ERAS Common Application Form
- Dean’s Letter + a minimum of three additional Letters of Recommendation
- Personal Statement
- Official Medical School Transcript
- USMLE Transcripts
- It is recommended that you have both Step 1 and 2 scores available when you apply or shortly after you submit your application. You must have your Step 2 score reported by February 1st.
- You must provide documentation (through ERAS post office) of successful completion of an Internal Medicine clerkship and/or sub-internship of at least eight weeks by November 30th.
- Medical School must be ACGME accredited
- Internal Medicine clerkship and/or sub-internship must involve direct patient care responsibilities for at least 2 months
- Documentation of successful completion of residency training from an ACGME accredited program at a U.S. teaching hospital with direct patient care of at least 2 months.
- All graduates of medical school outside the US and Canada must meet one of the following:
- A valid ECFMG Certificate (Jan 31st)
- Passed the CSA examination from the Educational Commission for Foreign medical Gradates
- Have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a US licensing jurisdiction.
- Complete a Fifth Pathway Program provided by an LCME–accredited medical school.
No. We don’t offer observership/externship in our program. Please contact other departments directly for availability.
- 3 to 4 years is our general guideline, however, we review all applications and evaluate the applicant in accordance to their academic transcripts, board scores, letters of recommendations, etc.
- The minimum score required for both Step 1 & Step 2 is 230.
- Our current intern class has an average score of 243 for Step 1 & 254 for Step 2.
- Please note that both Step 1 and Step 2 scores must be reported on ERAS before February 15 of the matching year. Massachusetts Board of Medicine requires both scores in order to be eligible for licensing.
- Yes, we offer J1 visas and a limited number of H1-B Visas. For H1-B Visas you must have completed your Step 3 prior to your Visa application.
- EADs (Employment Authorization Documentation) are also accepted.
- In our current intern class, we have 6 International Medical Graduates (approximately 10% of PGY-1’s)
There are 8 clinical sites:
- Boston Medical Center
- VA ambulatory located in Jamaica Plain
- VA inpatient located in West Roxbury
- 5 continuity ambulatory sites in several Community Health Centers.
Yes, you may apply to multiple tracks. Your interview day will be designed based in accordance to your interest.
Yes, you may apply to both programs:
- If you are interested in our Internal Medicine Prelim Track and BMC’s Neurology Residency Program, you should apply for BOTH the advanced and prelim programs at BUMC and use the BMC Neuro/Prelim Track # 1257140P1.
- If you are interested in just applying for our standard Prelim Track but would like to do your Neurology Residency Training at a different program you would use the following NRMP # Preliminary Track 1257140P0 (our standard prelim program).
We send our invitations from mid-October to late December through an ERAS email invitation.
We start reviewing applications on September 15th.
Our completed application deadline is November 30th.
- On Mondays and Wednesdays we interview for Categorical, ABIM Research Pathway, Primary Care tracks.
- On Fridays we interview for our Preliminary track.
If you want to change/cancel your interview you have to update us through Interview Broker, unless it is within 7 days of your interview.
Please provide your full name, AAMC number, date of cancellation and/or date of request when you contact us if it is within the 7 day window.
Yes, we try to accommodate all invited candidates.