Application Process


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

We invite qualified applicants for a personal interview, which includes the opportunity to meet faculty and residents, and to tour Rhode Island Hospital/The Miriam Hospital.

Our program uses “Interview Broker” to send invitations to 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 via email to applicants through Interview Broker beginning in late October. 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.


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

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
  • Medical school graduation date less than 3 years prior to submission of application