Residency Application Process



Application Requirements for Boston Medical Center Psychiatry Residency Program

The Boston Medical Center Residency Program in Psychiatry participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).  All applications must be processed through the Electronic Resident Application Service (ERAS). We will be reviewing applications until November 15. Virtual interviews will be held November through January.

The following material is required for your application to be considered complete:

  1. ERAS application
  2. Three letters of recommendation (at least one must be from a psychiatry attending)
  3. Dean’s letter
  4. USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK results are required to be considered for interview (Due to COVID, we understand that there will be some delay in the Step 2 CK scores being available, but they must be in by January for applicants to be considered for ranking). For DO applicants, COMLEX Part I and II will be accepted in lieu of USMLE Step Scores.
  5. Official Medical School Transcript
  6. Personal Statement
  7. Photograph
  8. ECFMG certificate (for international medical graduates)
Additional requirements for International Medical Graduates:
  1. All graduates of international medical schools must apply through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
  2. No greater than three (3) years without any clinical experiences
  3. Boston Medical Center sponsors only the J-1 Visa.
For the 2023 ERAS® cycle, our program will be collecting and reviewing data from applicants’ supplemental ERAS applications. Completion of the standard MyERAS application is a requirement; completion of the supplemental ERAS application is optional. In its second year of use, the supplemental ERAS application is designed to help applicants share more information about themselves and assist our program in finding applicants that fit our program’s setting and mission. There is no cost to applicants and participation is optional. The supplemental ERAS application provides:

• geographic preferences (by division and by urban or rural setting); 

• information about an applicant’s most meaningful experiences and other impactful life events, if applicable; and

• program signals.

The supplemental ERAS application will be delivered on a survey platform that is separate from the MyERAS application and must be completed between August 1 and September 16, 2022.

Learn more about the AAMC supplemental ERAS application.

Boston University/Boston Medical Center Psychiatry Residency Program
720 Harrison Avenue, 9th Floor
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617-638-8540
Fax: 617-638-8535