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How to Apply

Every year, eight interns are chosen for the Internal Medicine Residency based on commitment to the practice of medicine, interests and life experiences, the strengths of their academic records and their ability to work collaboratively. They traditionally have come from highly regarded medical schools in the U.S.

Have Questions?

Linda Fowler and Betty Knudsen are here to help!

We actively recruit minority applicants. Candidates are asked to make a firm three-year commitment. House officers hold appointments as "Clinical Fellows in Medicine" at Harvard Medical School. They have access to the Countway Medical and other libraries, and to all University athletic facilities, housing services and other standard amenities.

Applications are accepted only through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Our NRMP code is 1268140M0. Your application must include USMLE scores, dean's letter, transcript and 3 Letters of recommendation, one of which is from a US hospital where you have completed your Medicine Clerkship/Subinternship. The application deadline is December 15.

Interviews are invitation only. The interview day begins with an introductory group session, followed by individual interviews, informal meetings with current residents and tours of the hospital. Interviewees are invited to visit the hospital any time to meet house and attending staff, to attend inpatient work and visit rounds, primary care or specialty conferences, and to observe an ambulatory care site. Individual arrangements can be made with Ms. Linda Fowler, the Residency Program Coordinator. We are strongly committed to affirmative action, and welcome applications from U.S. trained minority medical students. Minority faculty and house officers would be pleased to meet with students considering our program to discuss the quality of training as well as day-to-day life in our community.

All offers of appointment to CHA sponsored training programs are specifically conditioned upon a criminal background investigation and a negative drug test (uses workplace standards, including chain of custody, marijuana is excluded from the testing). Background checks will be carried out by an agency on behalf of CHA. By signing the background check release form, prospective trainees are consenting to a background investigation. The drug test must be completed within 10 days of matching (all costs are covered by CHA). It will be conducted at CHA Occupational Health for those residents within 20 miles of Boston. All others will be tested at an outside facility arranged by CHA.

Contact Us

Rachel Stark, MD, MPH

Director, Residency Program in Internal Medicine
P: (617) 665-1021


How to Get Here

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CHA Cambridge Hospital
1493 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

  • Using Public Transportation

    Red Line: Take the Red Line train to Harvard Square, and then get on the #69 bus (Harvard to Lechmere via Cambridge Street) to the Cambridge Hospital stop.

    Green Line: Take the Green Line trolley to Lechmere Station and then get on the #69 bus (Lechmere to Harvard via Cambridge Street) to the Cambridge Hospital stop.

    Bus Routes:
    #69 (Harvard Square to Lechmere Station via Cambridge Street) stops in front of the hospital.

    #83 (Central Square to Rindge Avenue) Stops at Inman Square. Hospital is two blocks toward Harvard Square.

    #91 (Sullivan to Central Square) Stop at Inman Square. Hospital is two blocks toward Harvard Square.

  • Nearby Hotels, Motels and B&Bs

    A Couple of Bed & Breakfasts, 5-7 minute walk from the Cambridge Hospital:

    LOWER RATES (Prices go down in December):

    The Irving House at Harvard
    24 Irving Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
    Single w/ private bath: Nov. - Jan $95 - $285
    Single w/shared bath: Nov. - Jan $75 - $165

    A Friendly Inn

    1673 Cambridge Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
    Single $137+Tax;
    Double $167+ Tax

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