Applying to the Harvard MGH Med-Peds Program

We thank you for your interest in our program!

Our submission window has closed and we are presently reviewing all applications. Please know we take a holistic approach to the review process and will communicate with all applicants via ERAS towards the end of the week. Thank you for your patience as we pour over so many incredible applications.

We remain steadfast in our efforts for equity, inclusivity, and transparency.

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 program’s missions to train medicine-pediatrics physicians. Four interns will be matched into the Harvard MGH Residency.

Interviews are conducted over one day. 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.

How To Apply

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 website:  

What Do I Need?

  • ERAS Application – including the Common Application Form (CAF) Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation
    • 3-4 letters of recommendation
    • We welcome Department letters or chief letters if available from your medical school. If not, please include at least one letter from someone in the Department of Medicine and one letter from someone in the Department of Pediatrics. The other letters should be from attending physicians who know you well or supervisors who have worked with you closely on a project.
  • 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

Important Dates and Other Information for the 2022-2023 Application Cycle

Deadline to submit applications: September 30, 2022, by 8:00 pm Eastern

Selection Process: Our program applies a holistic approach to the selection process. This takes some time, but we will be in touch with everyone via ERAS.

Scheduling: Our program will host four interview days with a Med-Peds-specific virtual social the evening before the interview. There are additional optional happy hours selected applicants can attend with the Department of Medicine and Pediatrics Residencies. Attendance at these additional socials will not sway the decision-making process.

Second Looks: We are currently not hosting second looks.

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. You can write to the Commission or visit

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