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). Our institution is currently vetting various virtual platforms for our different GME Programs to use for an easy "virtual visit" with us. Final dates are still being determined, and will likely begin in November. Although we are "going virtual" in 2020-2021, please plan on attending a virtual meet and greet with the residents the Tuesday evening before (or after) your interview. Spouses and significant others are more than welcome to attend these social Zooms to get to know our residents in a unique way!
We typically begin to extend Invitations to Interview a few weeks after the MSPE is released. We read every page and don't rely on filters, so it takes time for us to learn all about you before offering invites. This year, EM Programs will get your ERAS applications and your MSPEs on 10/21/2020. We 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 begin to send rejections towards the end of November and 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!