Becoming a Resident

Thank you for your interest in ECHN graduate medical education program. Residency training is an exciting step in your medical career and we are glad that you are considering us as your home for that training. We are confident that our training programs will prepare you to be an outstanding physician.

To insure the safety of our applicants and staff, all interviews will be conducted remotely this year.

How to Apply

Residency Programs
Our residency programs utilize the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and applicants are encouraged to apply early.

The following supporting documents are required and should be directed to ERAS:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Dean’s letter
  • Personal statement
  • Recent photo (passport type and size)
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with your clinical performance
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript, with scores

Interview Season

Interviews begin in October and end mid-December. Once your application has been reviewed, the department coordinators will contact you with a list of available interview dates.

Family Medicine Residency Interview Schedule

All of our interviewing activities will occur remotely in 2022. Applicants invited for an interview will be provided with instructions for scheduling interview dates through ERAS, along with additional materials and Zoom links via email.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday afternoons and Thursday mornings with faculty, Program Director/Coordinator and resident participation. Below is an example of the virtual interview schedule (please note times may vary). A detailed schedule will be emailed to you prior to your interview.

Time Schedule Item
9:00 a.m. Meet and Greet
9:15 a.m. Interviews
11:15 a.m. Q&A with Program Director/Coordinator
11:00 a.m. Meet our Residents
12:00 p.m. Wrap Up

Transitional Year Residency Interview Schedule

All of our interviewing activities will occur remotely in 2022. Applicants invited for an interview will be provided with instructions for scheduling interview dates through ERAS, along with additional materials and Zoom links via email.

Match Process

Our Residency Programs participate in the NRMP Match.

Onboarding

After Match day, you will receive information from the coordinator for your program. This information will detail the process to become an Eastern Connecticut Health Network employee and resident physician. You will also receive an offer letter and/or a resident employment agreement.

ECHN hosts a two week orientation in the month of June for all new residents. During orientation, you will receive all the tools to successfully begin your first year of residency.

Resident Life

Our residency programs offers a variety of activities, committees and events to help residents cope with the stresses of residency. To see what our current residents are up to, click here!

Benefits

ECHN’s residency and internship programs offer a robust benefit package.

Residency Program Benefits

  • COMLEX 3/USMLE 3 Exam Reimbursement
  • Educational stipend of $750 a year
  • Meal Stipend
  • Mentor system
  • Participation in GME & hospital committees
  • Program sponsored sports events
  • Recruitment events
  • Research opportunities
  • Resident events including our holiday party, graduation party and retreats
  • Salary: PGY1: $62,305; PGY2: $64,066; PGY3: $66,538
  • Work iPhone and Laptop

Hospital Benefits

  • 20 paid leave days
  • Cafeteria meal discount
  • Free parking
  • Health, life & long-term disability insurance
  • Medical malpractice insurance
  • Retirement plan through Principal