We welcome applications from highly-qualified graduates of allopathic and osteopathic schools in the United States and abroad. Successful applicants have a record of academic excellence and outstanding medical transcripts, a commitment to professionalism, and clinical experience. About three quarters of our 30 residents are foreign medical graduates, the diversity of all our residents enriches our program and our institution.
We participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service
(ERAS) and do not accept paper applications. We do not offer a preliminary internal medicine year. The application deadline through ERAS is November 30. Interviews are scheduled from November through January. ERAS requires:
- Common application form.
- USMLE or COMLEX scores (see below).
- Official medical school transcript.
- Dean’s letter/medical student performance evaluation.
- Three letters of recommendation.
- Personal statement.
- ECFMG report for international medical graduates.
We consider the USMLE and COMLEX interchangeable. You must have passed USMLE or COMLEX Steps 1 and 2 to be eligible for our National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) rank list. With rare exceptions, successful applicants have USMLE scores of 85 percent or higher (the three digit equivalent scores are 220). We allow only one failed attempt on each step and CS.
For osteopathic graduates
We do not offer dual-accreditation or an AOA-approved internship. You may be able to apply directly to AOA for acceptance of your internship as an AOA-approved year. Approval is at the discretion of AOA.
For international graduates
- ECFMG certification is recommended at the time of the interview.
- ECFMG certification is mandatory for placement on our NRMP rank list and for acceptance into the program.
- Successful applicants must be fluent in written and spoken English.
- U.S. clinical experience is preferred, but not required. For foreign nationals:
- Foreign national physicians must obtain a work visa before the start of the training year on June 24.
- Most trainees are sponsored through the ECGMG under the J-1 exchange visitor program.
- We will sponsor H1-B visas only for foreign national physicians currently in the U.S. under H1-B sponsorship.
Salaries and Benefits
Memorial Hospital offers house staff a comprehensive salary and benefits package that includes:
- 100 percent paid health insurance for house officers and their families.
- Professional liability insurance.
- Temporary licensure in the State of Rhode Island.
- Long-term disability insurance.
- Life insurance.
- Lab coats and laundry service.
- On-call meals.
- Three weeks of paid vacation per year.
- Paid sick time.
- ACP membership for residents presenting at regional or national ACP meetings.
- An educational stipend in the PGY 2 or 3 year to attend an educational conference.
- Brown University cultural, academic, and athletic facilities.
- The hospital observes all major federal holidays.
Annual salary for residents and fellows 2015-2016
- PGY-1: $53,064 per year.
- PGY-2: $54,778 per year.
- PGY-3: $57,919 per year.
- PGY-4: $60,833 per year.
- PGY-5: $65,068 per year.
- PGY-6: $69,014 per year.
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