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Applying to the Emergency Medicine Residency

We’re pleased that you’re considering our Emergency Medicine Residency Program. We look forward to reviewing your application.

Application Process

Baystate Medical Center’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program accepts applications through the ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) program of the American Association of Medical Colleges. We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
  • For application information, visit the ERAS website.
  • We review ERAS applications daily. If your application is accepted, you’ll receive an interview invitation from us in the mail.

Appointment Requirements

All applicants must fulfill our Resident & Fellow Appointment Requirements. In addition, you’ll need:

  • USMLE scores and/or COMLEX scores
  • Personal statement
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts must be in ERAS


Interviews take place from early November through mid-January, on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The evening before your interview, you’ll have the option to join some of our residents and faculty for a night out in Northampton. You’ll enjoy a taste of the local scene and learn about life as a Baystate Medical Center resident in a relaxed, informal setting. We’re delighted to show you how good life can be here.

The interview process also includes lunch with the current residents and a resident-guided tour of the Emergency Department.

Who Interviews You

  • Program director
  • Two attending physicians
  • A resident

We want to make sure your interview is well rounded so that we get a complete picture of you, and you get a complete picture of us. Interviewing with the program director, two attending physicians, and a current resident helps both Baystate Medical Center and you complete that picture.

Rotating Student Fast-Track Interviews

Rotating students in our Emergency Medicine elective have the option of interviewing with our residency program. Rotating student interviews take place during the last week of the rotation and give students the opportunity to:

  • Meet with residency faculty
  • Practice interview skills
  • Save time and money from returning at a later date

Your Fast-Track interview will be scheduled during your rotation.