Applying to the Harvard MGH Med-Peds Program

General Information

The Harvard MGH Med-Peds Program participates in the National Resident Match Program (NRMP).

Our Internship Selection Committee is composed of the program director and associate program director, training program directors of the sponsoring services, Med-Peds faculty, and the Med-Peds Chief Resident. Invitations for personal interviews are issued only after an applicant’s file is completed (including Dean’s Letter), and reviewed by the Internship Selection Committee. The Committee’s selection criteria reflect the programs’ missions to train medicine-pediatrics physicians. Four interns will be matched into the Harvard MGH Residency.

Interviews are two days, with a dinner with our residents between the two interview days. The Harvard MGH Med-Peds Program is committed to diversity within its faculty and staff. In addition to applying to the Medicine-Pediatrics Program, if you wish to apply to one of the categorical or primary care programs of the Massachusetts General Hospital Medical or Pediatric Services, please let us know and we will coordinate the application and interview process to the best of our ability.

Application Materials

Applications will be handled through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) which is provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). ERAS is a paperless application service that allows you to transmit your residency application, Dean’s letter, letters of recommendation, and transcript over the Internet. We will not be mailing out or accepting paper applications. For more information on ERAS and to download an application, please visit the AAMC’s (note: page will open in a new browser window).

Your application should include the following:

  • ERAS application – including the Common Application Form (CAF) Transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation
    • We prefer one letter from the Chair of Medicine, one letter from the Chair of Pediatrics and up to two other letters from attendings of your choice. However if you are unable to obtain a chairperson letter, it is acceptable to substitute a letter from another attending that knows you well.
  • Dean’s Letter
  • Personal Statement
  • Photo
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of Step I & II USMLE scores**We do not REQUIRE Step II be available by November 1; however, we do appreciate as much data about you as possible by November 1

Questions should be sent to:

Melissa McKenna
Carlina Maria
Christine Hurley
Program Coordinators
Harvard MGH Medicine-Pediatrics Program
175 Cambridge Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02114

Important dates for the 2017-18 application cycle

  • Application deadline: October 15th 2017
  • Interview dates:
    • 11/10/17, 12/1/17, 12/8/17, 1/5/18

Foreign Medical School Graduates

International medical graduates should contact the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) for their application materials and eligibility requirements. Application materials will be sent only to those candidates who meet ECFMG requirements. Please write to:

PO Box 13467
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3467

or visit the website: (note: page will open in a new browser window).

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