Submission DEADLINE: DECEMBER 31, 2020
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 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
Interview invitations will be sent within 2 weeks of ERAS release of full applications for review. Interviews will be held on nine Mondays in November, December, and January. Current planned dates are November 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th; December 7th, 14th, and 21st; January 4th and 11th.
For the 2020-21 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 are 7:45am to 1:45pm (exceptions include 11/30 and 12/21, which will be held from 9:45am to 2:45pm to accommodate applicants in western time zones), followed by an evening social event with our residents at 6pm.
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.
Residents in the Medicine-Pediatrics Program at Brown/Lifespan sign the current contract.
The start and end of the interview day is in the Jane Brown Building of Rhode Island Hospital. A ride-share and driving GPS address is listed here. Parking at no-charge is available in the Eddy Street lot. The hospital is accessible by public transit.
When traveling north on I-95, take Exit 18. Bear left at the end of the exit onto Thurbers Avenue. At the traffic light, take a right onto Eddy Street. After approximately 1 mile, you will come to a light at the intersection of Eddy and Dudley Streets. Hasbro Children’s Hospital is on the corner on your left. Continue straight through the light and take a left into the main entrance of Rhode Island Hospital (before the bridge). Eddy Street Lot will be on your right.
When traveling south on I-95, take exit 19. At the end of the exit ramp, bear toward the left. At the traffic light take a right and then an immediate right into the main entrance of Rhode Island Hospital. Public Parking (Eddy Street Lot) will be a short distance on the right
- Be sure to be in the RIGHT LANE of I-195 West (heading toward I-95 North)
- Take exit 1A for Point Street
- At end of ramp, turn RIGHT onto Point St
- At traffic light, turn RIGHT onto Eddy St
- Rhode Island Hospital Main entrance will be on your right (after highway underpass)
- Park in the Eddy St Lot, which will be on your right.
- This lot is directly in front of the Jane Brown Building and a short walk to the main entrances of Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital.
Free parking is available for applicants in the Eddy Street Lot (colored red in the map below). A parking coupon to cover the parking fee will be included in your welcome packet.
Please mention that you are interviewing for the Brown Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Program to qualify for the discounted rates noted below.