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Applying to the Internal Medicine Residency Program


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)


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.


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 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:


3624 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104


  • 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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