Applying to Residency
Brown Emergency Medicine offers 14 categorical PGY-1 Emergency Medicine Resident positions each year through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Applications are only accepted through the Electronic Resident Application System (ERAS). We look forward to learning more about you and wish you the best of luck in your application process...
...a few tips for the season are below.
We are sensitive to the fact that COVID has altered the world, particularly students' lives, and we understand that core rotations and EM rotations didn't always go as planned over the last year. Because of ongoing COVID throughout the US, and based on the Coalition for Physician Accountability recommendations, our sponsoring institution (Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University) has once again decided to maintain a virtual interview season for the upcoming cycle. Emergency Medicine will therefore be interviewing virtually for all 2021-2022 dates (even for the local folks, so it's a level playing field).
We review applications with a holistic eye, and we recognize all the usual "rules" have gone out the window. We don't rely on filters, so it takes some time for us to learn all about you before offering invites. We also review applications on a rolling basis, and we continue to send offers to Interview throughout the Fall/Winter. The timing of an invitation is in no way indicative of your strength as an applicant, but simply a reflection of the time intensive process it takes us to thoroughly review your materials as we consider the entirety of your application in the decision-making process.
We will offer morning or afternoon interviews on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from mid-November through mid-January. Our first interview date will be on Wednesday, November 10, and we plan to send invitations about a week before that date.
2021-2022 EM Interview Dates will be November 10, 16, 17, and 23; December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, and 22; and Jan 5 and 12.
We begin to send rejections in November, and we continue to notify applicants about decisions throughout the entire season as we fill our schedule. We never offer more invitations than we have open spots to interview, so rest assured you will have a spot when you get an invite.
Although we won't be able to meet you in person for handshakes or hugs in 2021-2022, please plan on attending a virtual meet and greet with our residents the Tuesday evening before (or after) your interview. Spouses and significant others are more than welcome to attend these virtual social gatherings to get to know our residents in a unique way!
There are so many amazing students who apply to our Program, and although we would love to meet as many of you as we can, due to the sheer volume of interest, we do limit our invitations to a select group of applicants. We review each application in its entirety to get a sense of the whole individual, but we usually only extend invitations to those who Pass their USMLEs on the first attempt. Our residents consider service, leadership, and scholarly activity as important tenets to continue to foster during residency training, and we look for that potential in our applicants as well.
We consider your application to be your demonstration of interest in our program, and we look forward to reviewing your materials. We wish everyone the best of luck in The Match!