Welcome to BIDMC Neurology

How to Apply for Neurology Residency (and Internship)

Thank you for your interest in the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Neurology Residency Training Program. We are excited to let you know that we are transitioning to a categorical program!

BIDMC Adult Neurology Residency Program:

We offer 8 adult Neurology positions.

Categorical Program: BIDMC/Harvard Medical School
NRMP Code: 125180C0

This is a 4-year program that does not require completion of a separate internship. Intern year positions will be completed in collaboration with the Department of Medicine at BIDMC.

All applications should be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We prefer 3 letters of recommendation, all from people who know you well, especially in your clinical rotations. Letters from research advisers are also welcome (departmental or chair letters are not required).

All application material should be submitted through ERAS by September 29. The (final) deadline for completion of applications is November 1.

Preliminary Year in Internal Medicine:

The Department of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center offers a superb Preliminary Internship in Medicine. Here is a video link to our combined Med-Neuro Prelim Internship:

Summary NRMP Program Codes:

BIDMC Categorical Neuro ResidencyProgram

1256180C0

International Medical Graduates:

In addition to all the items requested in the ERAS application, we require that International Medical Graduates:

  • possess an ECFMG certificate by the time applications are reviewed,
  • have been active in the practice of medicine (either as a medical student, resident, or independent practitioner) within the last 2 years,
  • have passed USMLE steps 1 and 2 (CK), and
  • have at least 2 months of U.S. clinical experience with patient responsibility (usually in official clerkships in US medical schools; “observerships” are not considered US clinical experience) with letters of recommendation from those rotations.

Interview selection:

All applications are reviewed by the Program Director and Associate Program Director. Interviews are offered starting in late October and continuing throughout the interview season. Interviews are scheduled for Wednesdays and Fridays through December. We will have a “West Coast Wednesday” time slot for those applicants on the west coast and in Hawaii. For the 2022-23 interview season, all interviews will be virtual via the Thalamus and Zoom platforms.

Contact Us:

For any additional questions about the residency, applications, or the interview process, please contact:

Ms. Sasha Smith
Neurology Education Program Manager
Phone: 617-667-2268
Fax: 617-667-2987
ssmith38@bidmc.harvard.edu

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