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.

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

Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (ONMM) Fellowship

ONMM2 Program Pathway

Our ONMM2 Program utilizes the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) and applicants are encouraged to apply early. 

  • You may apply to our linked Transitional year and ONMM program together as a 4th year medical student, or this year you may apply to our ONMM2 year directly as a PGY1
  • If you are in your final year of residency seeking ONMM certification, see our ONMM3 pathway below
  • 3 letters of recommendation are required, including one from an Osteopathic mentor and one from your current student site director or the program director of your current program
  • Board scores- COMLEX and USMLE acceptable (must have step 1 and step 2)
  • Medical School transcripts

ONMM3 Program Pathway

This program does not participate in ERAS. To apply, the following requirements will need to be submitted to us by email, fax or mail:

  • Applications are made on a rolling basis and may be made off cycle through our office (outside of ERAS)
  • Applications are accepted outside of the match
  • 2-3 letters of recommendation, including one from an Osteopathic mentor and one from the program director of your current program
  • Board scores (step 1-3)

Please email, fax or mail these all of these required documents to:
Email: academicaffairs@echn.org
Fax: 860.533.6571
Mailing Address: 71 Haynes Street, Manchester, CT 06040

Interview Season

Interviews begin in September 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

The interview day begins at 9:00 a.m. You will be met by the Residency Coordinator in the lobby of the Family Health Care Center located at 130 Hartford Road in Manchester. Interviews are held on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Wednesday interviews include didactic lectures and optional resident dinner (RSVP event), and all applicants interviewing on Thursdays are encouraged to attend our Wednesday didactic lectures and evening reception.

Time Schedule Item
9:00 a.m. Meet and Greet
9:15 a.m. Interviews
10:15 a.m. Tour of Family Health Care Center
11:00 a.m. Tour of Manchester Memorial Hospital
12:00 p.m. Lunch

Transitional Year Residency Interview Schedule

The interview day begins at 9:30 a.m. You will be met by the Residency Coordinator in the lobby of Manchester Memorial Hospital located at 71 Haynes Street in Manchester, CT.

Time Schedule Item
9:30 a.m. Meet and Greet
10:00 a.m. Interviews
11:30 a.m. Tour of Manchester Memorial Hospital
12:00 p.m. Lunch

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
  • 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: $54,000; PGY2: $56,000; PGY3: $58,000
  • Work iPhone and Laptop

Hospital Benefits

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