Application Process


The Brown University Medicine Residency participates exclusively in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for PGY-1 positions. Applications are accepted exclusively through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). MD and DO graduates from U.S. schools register for ERAS through their Dean’s Office. In addition to the Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE), a minimum of three letters of recommendation are required.

  •  One of the three required letters must be a Departmental letter such as Internal Medicine Department Chair, Vice Chair for Education, or Clerkship Director letter.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, during the 2020-2021 interview season, all interviews will be conducted online. Brown will not be hosting in-person visits for any applicants, including Alpert Medical School/Brown University students.  This website is in the process of expansion in order to provide a more robust experience for those students seeking to familiarize themselves with our programs. We encourage you to check the site regularly for updates. In addition, we encourage you to follow us on Twitter and Instagram!

Our program uses an online scheduling system to invite applicants selected for interviews – this program allows applicants to schedule and reschedule their interviews independently, all while viewing real-time availability data for each interview day. Invitations will be sent to applicants beginning in late October/early November. Applications are reviewed through the first week of December.

Interview appointment opportunities generally fill early. We accommodate those applicants who apply to more than one residency track (General Internal Medicine, Categorical, Preliminary or Medicine-Pediatrics at Brown and the Lifespan Academic Medical Center) by offering a single interview day experience, which will suffice for consideration for both Categorical and GIM programs.


Please note the following information for International Medical Graduate Applicants:

The ECFMG serves as the Dean’s Office for all IMGs, including USIMGs. Please refer to the ECFMG homepage on the World Wide Web at  Please note that we do NOT require certification by the ECFMG at the time of application.

We cannot guarantee review of international graduate applications unless the following criteria have been met:

  • USMLE Step 1 & 2 scores ≥ 200
  • Applicant J1 visa accepted. Our program does not sponsor H1 visas (J1 visas only).
  • U.S. Clinical Experience with references – we do not consider observerships to be clinical experience.
  • Medical School graduation date less than 3 years prior to submission of application