How to Apply

HAEMR welcomes inquiries from all interested applicants. We participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and thus do not accept paper applications. Those who would like to submit a formal application should do so through ERAS, associated with the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC).

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Please submit the following documents electronically via ERAS:

  • Completed ERAS application
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) report (if applicable)
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) / Dean’s Letter
  • Medical school transcript
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE) board scores
  • Up to four letters of reference – one of which should be from emergency medicine
  • Personal statement
  • Photo

Application Information

Application Season 2023-2024

With the COVID-19 pandemic, we realize that this application season will not follow the typical pattern and students may not have the ability to obtain typical numbers of rotations or letters of recommendations. We also recognize there may be delays in completion of core clerkship requirements and emergency medicine subinternships. We welcome your application and any inquiry if you require further clarification during the application season. 

In accordance with the guidelines of our national organizations, we will be offering only virtual interviews during the application season. Additionally, Mass General Brigham is not allowing in-person second looks during this application cycle.

We anticipate releasing our first round of interview offers on or about October 18, 2023. Applicants will be notified of their final status no later than December 15, 2023.

Our leadership team is committed to a holistic review of all applications. We believe that each person’s situation is unique and a complete review of the application is essential in order to grow our diversity. This process ensures evaluation of each person as a whole individual, not just individual parts defined by predetermined metrics. Our review will focus on aspects of your application that align with our missions of service, scholarship, diversity, clinical excellence. The AAMC provides information on what is means to perform a holistic review.

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Visa Sponsorship
HAEMR sponsors both J-1 and H1-B visas.

USMLE and COMLEX Requirements
Effective January 2, 2014, physicians applying for an initial limited license in MA which is required for training will be required to pass USMLE Step I and Step II, CK and CS, or the first two levels of COMLEX or complete all parts of MCCQE. We evaluate scores from all applicants and do not have minimum score requirements. We continue to monitor these regulations in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Letters of Recommendation
We require three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from emergency medicine. We prefer applicants to have emergency medicine letters in the SLOE format, though recognize some situations will prevent this and will evaluate on an individual basis. All letters are received through ERAS and only consider those received through ERAS as part of the official application. 


As an applicant, it is important to know the resources available to you as a trainee. Mass General Brigham is committed to providing many resources to our trainees to ease the transition to residency and life in Boston. The GME office has many resources available on their website

Mass General Brigham offers a Lease Guarantee program for residents training in our program. The hospitals have made arrangements with a number of landlords throughout Boston and the surrounding communities to provide a guarantee for your lease saving you the advanced payment often required by landlords. 

Mass General Brigham also offers an additional stipend to residents matching to our hospitals in 2021 who come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. For students who meet the criteria outlined on the website, the hospital will provide an additional $10,000 stipend each year for the first three years of training. The goal of this program is to provide assistance to trainees with the cost of living in Boston during residency. Trainees apply to this program directly through the GME office and program directors are not informed of which trainees qualify and receive this assistance. 


Residents will be employees of Mass General Brighams (formerly Partners) as part of HAEMR. Salary information for current trainees is here

Information about other available benefits (healthcare, vision, MBTA, retirement) for trainees is available here.

At HAEMR, we are fully supportive of residents with families and those who plan to have families during training. Mass General Brigham supports up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave for trainees. The American Board of Emergency Medicine beginning in 2021 will allow up to 8 weeks per year of training that can be missed without extending training (inclusive of vacation). We work with the block schedule of a resident in order to keep trainees on target for graduation if desired. Child care services are available through Mass General Brigham with lactation facilities on both campuses, including two new lactation rooms in the new BWH ED. Information about parental leave and child care can be found here