General Information

Fall 2017

Dear Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Harvard Psychiatry Residency Training Program. We are now accepting applications for PGY 1 residency positions in June 2017. Please submit applications to us through ERAS and include at least three letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf. One of these letters should be from a psychiatrist who is familiar with your work, and one should be from a member of the Department of Medicine at your medical school. In addition, please be sure to send us a personal statement and your USMLE transcript. We ask that all materials reach us by November 1, 2017.

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We will review your application, dean’s letter, transcript, and supporting materials when we receive them through ERAS. Starting in October, we will contact selected applicants and invite them to visit the program and meet with a number of our residents and faculty members. We plan to schedule most of these interviews in November and December 2017, and January 2018. We will choose our residents through the National Resident Matching Program and will review the specifics of this process during your visit. If you plan to apply to this program, it is essential that you register with the NRMP and comply with its requirements and deadlines.Because the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine now requires a passing score on USMLE Steps 1 and 2 for both limited and full licenses, we strongly encourage applicants to take USMLE Step 2 and submit evidence of completion prior to February 1, 2018.

Additional Information for International Medical Graduates:

We sponsor J1 and, in unusual circumstances, H1B visas. Clinical rotation experience (beyond observership) in the United States is required, as well as solid passing scores on exams. Contact the ECFMG to apply through ERAS ( Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Sincerely yours,

Christie Sams, MD
Director, BIDMC Harvard Psychiatry Residency Training Program