Submission DEADLINE: DECEMBER 31, 2021
The Brown University Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Applications are accepted from graduates of approved medical schools exclusively through the AAMC Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). MD and DO graduates from US medical schools register for ERAS through their Dean’s Office.
The COVID-19 pandemic is changing everything in how we live and work and practice medicine. It is changing recruitment season as well. We are working with information from NRMP, ERAS, and national associations of program directors, as well as our own institution, Rhode Island’s Department of Health, and the CDC to develop a recruitment plan that reflects the need for a safe and equitable process. We expect virtual visits to play an exclusive role throughout the recruitment season, and will align with the recommendations of the Coalition for Physician Accountability.
LORs, USMLEs & "Required"
We typically ask applicants to submit four letters of reference (LOR) in addition to their Dean’s letter. We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic may have limited clinical experiences to the extent that some students may not feel they can identify four letter-writers. In this event, three letters can be submitted and should include at least one from Pediatrics and at least one from Internal Medicine (options include a letter from the chair, department or clerkship director, or other faculty you’ve worked with in the specialty.)
Furthermore, many students will have had disruptions in their 2020-21 rotations, including limited access to sub-internships. We are interested in your clinical experiences, but do NOT require specific sub-internships or other rotations for consideration of your application in ERAS.
We review ALL applications holistically; we do not require Step 2 scores for initial review of applications.
The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) serves as the Dean’s Office for all IMGs, including USIMGs. Please be advised that our program is not able to support H-1 visas. US clinical experience is strongly recommended.
invitation to interview
We begin sending interview invitations within 2 weeks of ERAS’ release of full applications for review. Virtual interviews will be held on Mondays in November, December, and January, as below.
- November 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
- December 6th, 13th, 20th
- January 10th
For the 2021-22 interview season, we are working on the best virtual options to give you a chance to interact with residents, faculty, and staff, to experience our clinic, hospitals, and learning environments, and to get to know Providence and our community.
Most interview days last from 7:45am to 1:45pm EST; we anticipate offering two dates (12/20 and 1/10) with later start times to better accommodate interviewees outside the Eastern time zone.
Pre-interview virtual social events with our residents will be held on Sunday evenings from 6pm to 8pm prior to interview days.
An email confirming your interview date will be sent to you shortly before your interview day.
As a result of our commitment to creating a culture of health, all Lifespan campuses are smoke-free and, effective January 1, 2012, Lifespan will no longer hire users of tobacco products. In addition, the health system provides many services, most of which are free of charge to employees to assist them in improving their health and well-being.
Effective September 1, 2021, Lifespan joined other healthcare leaders and systems around the country in requiring all employees, regardless of their role, to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Residents in the Med-Peds Program at Brown/Lifespan sign the current contract.