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Department of Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics

Application process

All positions are filled through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Details of the NRMP requirements can be found in the NRMP Handbook for U.S. Medical Students. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, in the order in which they are received. All applications for our program must be submitted to ERAS by October 1, 2014, in order to be considered for the positions available for the 2015/16 academic year.

Application

We are only accepting Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) applications. Contact the Office of Student Affairs at your school for instructions on how to apply using ERAS. Make sure you include a one-page personal statement. Do not be modest. If you believe you have done exceptional things or have an interesting background, tell us!

Support materials

  1. Dean’s Letter
  2. Three (3) Letters of recommendation from faculty sponsors
  3. Your medical school transcript
  4. USMLE Step 1 score (required)
  5. USMLE Step 2 and CS scores (required prior to February 1, 2015)

Interviews

All applications are screened by our Selection Committee. Committee members are all faculty of the Department of Pediatrics.

All applicants will be notified promptly by contacting ERAS as to when their application was received in the Residency Recruitment Office. In most situations, the Dean’s letter must be reviewed before an interview offer will be made. Typically, offers for interviews will be sent by e-mail by the second week of November

Interview schedule

Interviews will be scheduled to start November 3, 2014 and will end January 14, 2015. Unfortunately we will not be able to offer interviews during the Thanksgiving holiday November 26, 2014 to December 1, 2014 season and the winter holiday starting December 18, 2014 to January 5, 2015.

Contact Us - Residency
You can reach us by calling (916) 734-2428 or by e-mail to pedsresidency@ucdavis.edu.