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For U.S. Graduates

Applications for the Pediatrics Residency Program are accepted from participants in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

Applications are only accepted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).

The application deadline is December 15.

We require three letters of recommendation. A chairman's letter is not required.

Interviews are offered based on a comprehensive review of the application materials and invitations are sent via Interview Broker. As interview days usually fill before the deadline, early applications and prompt responses to an invitation to interview are encouraged.

A Note for Osteopathic Students

We will accept applications from students who have taken the COMLEX exams but find it helpful if you have taken at least one of the USMLE exams.

Application Process for International Medical Graduates

  1. Must have graduated from medical school within three years of starting residency.
  2. Three letters of recommendation are required.  A chairman's letter is not required.
  3. Must have passed USMLE exams on the first attempt
  4. Must be ECFMG certified at the time of application.
  5. US clinical experience is required from an ACGME approved program.
  6. Observerships are not offered.

Interview Day Information

Interviews are scheduled during October, November, December and January.

For travel and planning purposes, please note that applicants are invited to dinner at a resident's home the night before the interview. The interview day begins in the main lobby of Levine Children's Hospital at approximately 7:45 a.m. During the day, applicants will have one-on-one interviews with two faculty members as well as the opportunity to meet informally with residents over lunch. The interview day concludes around 1:30 p.m.

Interview Day Schedule

Evening Before Interview Day

6:45 p.m.      Meet residents in the Hampton Inn lobby (if riding with residents to dinner)  
7:00 p.m. Depart for a resident’s home
7:15 p.m. Dinner at a resident’s home
8:30 p.m. Dinner ends

Interview Day

7:45 a.m. Meet our program coordinators in the Levine Children’s Hospital Lobby 
8:00 a.m. Morning report
8:35 a.m. Coffee and program overview with APD Dr. Hannigan
9:15 a.m. Hospital Tour with PD Dr. Primis
10:15 a.m.     Special curricula overview – Global Health, Advocacy, and Quality Improvement
10:45 a.m. Meet the Chair of Pediatrics Dr. Nicholson and/or meet the DIO Dr. Caudle
11:00 a.m. Break
11:10 a.m. Faculty interview 1
11:45 a.m. Faculty interview 2
12:30 p.m. Lunch with the residents
1:15 p.m. Farewell and escort to Levine Children’s Hospital lobby by program coordinators
1:30 p.m. End of day

For more information, please contact:

Avis Grainger
Pediatric Residency Program Coordinator
704-381-6841 (Fax)