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2014-2015 Applicants

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2014 at 5pm EST. Applicants will receive notification regarding interviews via email through ERAS in mid to late October


Applications are processed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). U.S. medical students should contact their Dean's Office for access to the ERAS system. You must go through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to apply to our program.

Step 2 Test Results

Step 2 test results must be submitted no later than March 20, 2015.

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation are an important part of your application. As part of the ERAS application, we require a total of 4 letters:

  • Letter from your medical school Dean (the Dean's letter)
  • Letter from the Department of Medicine chair or clerkship director
  • 2 additional letters from individuals who can assess your skills and abilities (typically faculty members with whom you have worked in clinical or research settings)

While will will accept additional letters of recommendation, a maximum of four letters can be transmitted through ERAS. If you would like to send additional letters, do so using the contact information on the right of the page.

International Medical Graduates

International medical graduates (IMGs) must apply for residency through ERAS by contacting the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) IMGs should also consult our webpage for IMGs before applying.

Selection for interview is based on a number of factors, including academic and clinical performance, particularly in medicine rotations.

All PGY-1 positions for the 2014-2015 academic year for this program are selected through The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). We do NOT offer pre-match positions.

The Internal Medicine NRMP numbers for Match participation are:

  • NRMP #1261140C0 | Categorical Track (3 year traditional, ABIM Research Pathway)
  • NRMP #1261140P0 | Preliminary Track (1 year in duration)
  • NRMP #1261140M0 | Primary Care Track (3 years in duration)
  • NRMP #1261140P1 | Neuro-Preliminary Track (1 year in duration)
  • NRMP #1261140M1 | Global Primary Care Track

To apply to the Harvard MGH Med/Peds Program, consult the Harvard MGH Med-Peds Website.

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Internal Medicine Residency Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Department of Medicine
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Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-5820
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Global Primary Care Program
Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Medicine
Center for Global Health
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Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-724-1215
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Detailed Contact Information

Categorical NRMP Number: 1261140C0
Preliminary NRMP Number: 1261140P0
Primary Care NRMP Number: 1261140M0
Global Primary Care NRMP Number: 1261140M1
Neuro Prelim NRMP Number: 1261140P1