Criteria for Candidacy

U.S. Allopathic Medical School Graduates

  • Passing USMLE scores with no more than one previous failure.
  • At least 3 letters of recommendation, Dean’s letter, medical school transcript, personal statement and photograph sent through ERAS. Letters from pediatric supervisors are preferable if possible. We do not require a “Chairman’s Letter.”
  • There are no specific requirements for the personal statement but in general it should explain why you are interested in a pediatric residency and argue for why you would be a good candidate.
  • Appropriate medical education to train in a large U.S. teaching hospital.
  • History of and commitment to treating and/or advocating for and/or conducting research for children and/or adolescents.

Osteopathic Medical School Graduates

  • COMLEX Step 1 & Step 2 scores of at least 500 or USMLE Step 1 score of at least 200 on the first attempt.
  • At least 3 letters of recommendation, Dean’s letter, medical school transcript, personal statement and photograph sent through ERAS. Letters from pediatric supervisors are preferable if possible. We do not require a “Chairman’s Letter.”
  • There are no specific requirements for the personal statement but in general it should explain why you are interested in a pediatric residency and argue for why you would be a good candidate.
  • Appropriate medical education to train in a large US teaching hospital.
  • History of and commitment to treating and/or advocating for and/or conducting research for children and/or adolescents.

International Medical School Graduates

  • USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 scores of at least 225 on first attempt. Both scores must be available before you can be considered for an interview.
  • Passing grade on the CSA or USMLE Step 2 CS on the first attempt.
  • Medical school graduation date of 2008 or later.
  • Previous pediatric residency experiences, observership or clinical experience in the US is strongly preferred.
  • Previous degree in U.S., i.e. MPH is also desirable.
  • At least 3 letters of recommendation, Dean’s letter, medical school transcript, personal statement and photograph sent through ERAS. Letters from pediatric supervisors are preferable if possible. We do not require a “Chairman’s Letter”.
  • There are no specific requirements for the personal statement but in general it should explain why you are interested in a pediatric residency and argue for why you would be a good candidate.
  • Appropriate medical education to train in a large U.S. teaching hospital.
  • History of and commitment to treating and/or advocating for and/or conducting research for children and/or adolescents.
  • We sponsor J-1 Visas.

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