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 toppled students' plans this academic year, and we recognize that core rotations and EM rotations didn't always go as planned for students over the last few months. We will be reviewing applications with a holistic eye, as we recognize all the usual "rules" have gone out the window. Because of COVID, all interview dates for 2020-2021 will be virtual (even for the local folks, so it's an even playing field).
Although we won't be able to meet you in person for handshakes or hugs in 2020-2021, 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!
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 not indicative of your strength as an applicant, but simply a reflection of the time intensive process it takes 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 Tuesday, November 17, and we plan to send invitations about a week before that date.
Interview Dates will be November 17, 18, and 24; December 2, 8, 9, 15, and 16; Jan 5, 6, 12, and 13.
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.
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!