Will you be conducting virtual or in person interviews this season?
- All interviews for the 2021-2022 application will be conducted virtually (per guidance from The Coalition for Physician Accountability a cross-organizational group composed of AACOM, AAMC, ACCME, ACGME, AMA, AOGME, AOA, CMSS (OPDA), ECFMG, FSMB, LCME, NBME, and NBOME).
How do I apply to the Internal Medicine Residency Program?
How many intern positions are available?
- We have 55 PGY-1 intern positions available (may slightly vary from year to year) which are distributed amongst our different tracks and pathways.
What are the requirements to have a completed application to our program?
- ERAS Common Application Form
- Dean’s Letter + A minimum of two letters of recommendation (inclusive of the department letter). One letter should be from a DOM faculty member.
- 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.
Are there any additional requirements needed if I am an International Medical School Graduate?
- US or Canadian clinical exposure of at least 4 weeks duration with a letter from a supervisor. Direct patient care experiences are heavily favored, though observerships will be considered. Our department does not arrange observerships.
- 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.
Is there a cutoff date after graduating from medical school?
- We rarely interview candidates more than 4 years out from graduation, however we do review all applications and evaluate the applicant in accordance to their academic transcripts, board scores, letters of recommendation, etc.
What is the minimum score required for USMLE Step 1 & Step 2 (CK & CS)?
- Our current intern class has an average score of 243 for Step 1 & 254 for Step 2
Do you sponsor any Visas and/or allow EADs?
- We offer J1 visas. We have a very limited number of H1-b visas.
- EADs (Employment Authorization Documentation) are also accepted.
Do you have International Medical Graduates in your program?
- In our current intern class, we have 5 International Medical Graduates.
How many clinical sites are there?
There are 8 clinical sites:
- Boston Medical Center
- VA ambulatory located in Jamaica Plain
- VA inpatient located in West Roxbury
- 4 continuity ambulatory sites in several Community Health Centers.
Can I apply to multiple tracks (Categorical, Primary Care, Ophtho/Prelim, and ABIM)?
Yes, you may apply to multiple tracks. Your interview day will be designed based in accordance to your interest.
When do you notify applicants if they will be invited for an interview?
We send our invitations from November to late December through an ERAS email invitation.
What is your application deadline?
Our completed application deadline is November 30th.
When do you interview?
- On Mondays and Wednesdays we interview for Categorical, ABIM Research Pathway, Primary Care tracks.
Is there a wait-list for the interview days that are filled?
Yes, we try to accommodate all invited candidates.