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Applying to the Internal Medicine Residency Program

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Application Process

The Internal Medicine Residency Program at Baystate Medical Center participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) program for the residency application process.

  • All applications must be made through the ERAS website. Applications received by fax, email or mail will not be accepted.  
  • ERAS applications are due by end of December as interview slots fill up quickly.
Program NRMP Number
Categorical 1286140C0
Primary Care 1286140M0

Application Requirements

  • Completed ERAS Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Dean's Letter
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Personal Statement
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (one departmental letter)
  • Successful completion of both Steps I, II & II CS-USMLE or COMLEX
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  • All residency candidates must fulfill Baystate Resident Appointment Requirements
  • International Medical Graduates: There are no specific core requirements.  See Below:

Applications are accepted through ERAS only (no paper applications)

  • Completed ERAS Application Form
  • Passing USMLE & Comlex Steps I, II & II CS (prefer 200 and above)
  • Clinical Experience (continuous clinical experience since medical school graduation; observerships/externships are not considered clinical experience)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • If you have completed an internship, please indicate in experience
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Dean's letter
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Valid ECFMG Certification
  • MRCP Certification (if applicable)

INSTITUTIONAL POLICY ON VISA STATUS

J1 Visas

Baystate Medical Center sponsors J1 Visas through ECFMG for applicants who are eligible for appointment to a residency or fellowship position.

H1B Visas

The availability of the institution to support H1B Visas is very limited and not generally available; however, upon request from the Program Director and under exceptional circumstances, the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs will review H1B applications on a case-by-case basis.

Interviews

ERAS applications will be reviewed by the Selection Committee and are based on academic performance, passing USMLE/COMLEX I, II & CS scores, letters of recommendation and clinical experience.  An invitation for an interview will be extended by e-mail to qualified applicants.

Interviews begin in mid-November and continue through the end of January.

Appointments

Appointments at Baystate Medical Center normally begin in the last week of June, and include a one-week required orientation.


International medical graduates must be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). Information about certification and Visa sponsorship is available from:

ECFMG

3624 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

USA

  • International medical graduates are sponsored on J-1 Visas. (Baystate Medical Center considers a few very select candidates for H-1B Visas.)
  • A preadmission physical exam and current immunization record are required as a condition of appointment.
  • BLS/ACLS Certification (available during week-long orientation)

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