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Applying to the Internal Medicine Residency

Application Process

We are delighted that you are considering our Internal Medicine Residency Program at UMMS-Baystate. Baystate is a great place to work, offering numerous opportunities to learn and grow. We look forward to reviewing your ERAS application.

All applications must be submitted via ERAS website.

  • Categorical Medicine NRMP #: 1286140C0
  • Primary Care Medicine NRMP #: 1286140M0

Application Requirements

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

  • USMLE scores and/or COMLEX scores (Mean scores of 2018 incoming class: USMLE Step 1 - 233; USMLE Step 2 - 238; COMLEX Level 1 - 531; COMLEX Level 2- 555)
  • Personal statement
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts must be in ERAS
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Institutional Policy on Visa Status

J1 Visas

Baystate Medical Center sponsors J1 Visas through ECFMG for applicants who are eligible for appointment to a residency or fellowship position.

H1B Visas

The availability of the institution to support H1B Visas is very limited and not generally available; however, upon request from the Program Director and under exceptional circumstances, the Chief Academic Officer and DIO of Academic Affairs will review H1B applications on a case-by-case basis.

Who Are We Looking For?

We hope to recruit residents who will become excellent teachers and contribute positively to our program.

So, we are looking for applicants who demonstrate a strong commitment to learning and professionalism, value teamwork, and have strong academic potential.

Interviews

  • We review ERAS applications by mid-October. If your application is accepted, you’ll receive an interview invitation via Interview Broker.
  • Interviews begin in mid-November and continue through the end of January.
  • You will be interviewed by the Program Director/Associate Program Director and another faculty member.
  • The evening before your interview, you’ll have the option to join some of our residents for a night out in Northampton or Springfield. 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.
  • Your interview day will include a tour of the hospital’s main campus and lunch with our current residents at High Street Health Center, our main ambulatory training site.

Residency Timeline

Appointments begin in the last week of June. We provide you with a comprehensive month-long orientation which includes BLS/ACLS certification, simulation training, and exposure to ward, critical care and ambulatory medicine.

A preadmission physical exam and current immunization record are required as a condition of appointment.

Licensure

Residents enrolled in Baystate Medical Center programs must be licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine

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