How to Apply

Our program participates in the NRMP Subspecialty Matching Service, as part of the Pediatric Specialties Fall Match (PSFM).  Please visit the NRMP PSFM website for information about current fellowship application and match dates.  Because fellowship funding is primarily derived from federal training grants, we preferentially consider applications from U.S. citizens or green card holders.  Foreign medical graduates who have an ECFMG certificate may also apply.

Pediatric Critical Care Fellows


Application Materials Needed:

  • Completed application on ERAS
  • Résumé/Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Four letters of recommendation including:
    1. Medical School Dean’s letter (same as required for residency)
    2. Pediatric Residency Director, and
    3. Two additional faculty (or other appropriate individuals of your choice)
  • USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 Examination Scores
  • Copy of ECFMG Certificate (applies to international medical graduates only)
  • Passport-style photograph (optional)

Direct program-related questions and return applications to:

Fellowship Director

Sarah Haskell

Sarah Haskell, DO
Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Phone: 319-353-6464

PICU Simulation Director & Fellowship Associate Director

Shilpa Balikai

Shilpa Balikai, DO                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Director, Pediatric Critical Care Simulation Program                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Associate Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Phone: 319-356-2203

Fellowship Coordinator

Leah A.M. Pitka

Leah A.M. Pitka, BA
Coordinator, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program
Phone: 319-467-5042