How to Apply
We use a holistic evaluation process to review appllications, with close attention to clinical performance, demonstrated scholarship, leadership potential, and teamwork. We look forward to reviewing your application!
"Brigham was a clear choice because I did not have to make any compromises. I get to have world-class training with well-respected, supportive faculty while also living in the city of Boston, where there is so much to do!"
-Deborah Park, MD, MS, PGY2
Our program participates through the NRMP matching program.
General Track NRMP Code: 1265400C0
Research Track NRMP Code: 1265400C1
Child Track NRMP Code: 1265400C2
Residency applications are only accepted and reviewed through ERAS. We are unable to accept applications outside the match. Applications open in ERAS on September 1, 2023 and become available to residency programs with the MSPE (Dean’s Letter) on September 27, 2023. We strongly recommend that your application is completed as soon as feasible, striving for the September 27th opening date. Interviews will only be offered once the applicant’s file is complete. If you are aware of a significant delay of a document, please email us once the document is uploaded to ERAS.
Applications must include the following:
Completed application in ERAS, including personal statement
Dean’s Letter (MSPE)
Medical School Transcript
USMLE transcript (we do not accept COMLEX)
Minimum of three letters of recommendation, at least one from a psychiatry supervisor and at least one from an internal medicine or non-psychiatry specialist. Applicants with a strong research background who are interested in the research track should consider submitting a letter from a prior research mentor. When selecting letter writers, choose people with whom you have worked closely and who know you well.
We are not participating in the supplemental application process. We holistically review every application received from applicants from U.S. medical schools. As such, our program has chosen to await data about applicant satisfaction, introduction of bias, and other lessons-learned before adding the supplemental application to our process. While we love to interview applicants with demonstrated interest in our program, we do not want the presence or absence of a signal to influence our decisions about interview invitations. We encourage anyone interested in our program to apply!
The first round of invitations to interview will be sent on Friday October 20th at 4pm ET. Invitations will then be sent on a rolling basis, every Friday at 4pm ET. We will never invite more applicants than we have available interview spots. Typically most interview spots are filled by mid-November, however we understand that applicants may need to cancel interviews as situations change. Invitations to fill a newly-opened spot will be offered as needed. We will continue to offer interviews into January as other applicants cancel. Applicants to the Research and/or Child Tracks will have the option to interview on a designated day with our track directors.
Please note that prior to enrollment in residency in any Massachusetts state internship, all interns will be required to have passed both parts of USMLE Step 2 by the time they enroll. Our strong suggestion is that all of your exams be completed and available for review by early February 2023. We encourage you to plan your exams accordingly.
Interviews will be conducted virtually on most Tuesdays and Fridays from November through January. The interview experience will begin with an optional applicant-resident social from 7-8:30 pm ET on the night prior to the interview day to welcome our applicants and their families. Applicants will get to meet our residents, ask questions, and get a feel for what it’s like to be a BWH resident. The formal Interview Day will begin at 10am ET with an overview of the program. Applicants will then meet our Program Directors, Department Chair, a Chief Resident and a mix of other faculty and residents for six, 25-minute interviews throughout the day. Applicants will have short breaks between interviews and a longer lunch break "off zoom." The day will conclude with a brief send-off with Dr. Funk.
We will not be offering in-person visits to the program, however if you find yourself in Boston we welcome you to explore the area. See the map below for a curated walking tour of the Longwood Medical Area, including:
MBTA Green Line Stops at Longwood Medical Area and Brigham Circle
Brigham Psychiatric Specialties (Outpatient Clinic) @ 221 Longwood Ave
Gordon Hall and the Harvard Medical School Quadrangle
Countway Medical Library
Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
Boston Children's Hospital
Longwood Galleria Food Court (many food options inside)
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Massachusetts Mental Health Center
Hale Building for Transformative Medicine (Residency Home Base)
Brigham and Women's Hospital