How to Apply

We invite you to learn more about our program, meet our faculty, fellows, and staff and explore our hospital using the links below, but nothing replaces an actual visit. We participate in the National Residency Matching Program as part of the Pediatric Subspecialties Fall Match.  All applications must be submitted through ERAS.

To be eligible for the Fellowship Program, the candidate must have an MD/DO degree and the qualifications to obtain a license to practice medicine in the State of Illinois. The candidate must be a Resident in Pediatrics at the PL-2 level or higher at an ACGME accredited program or have completed this training. Upon completion of a Pediatric Residency Program, the candidate must be eligible to take board examinations in Pediatrics offered by the American Board of Pediatrics. For candidates that lack these specific qualifications, such as those applying from outside of the United States, applications may be considered on an individual basis.

Applications must include:

  • ERAS application form
  • CV
  • Personal statement
  • Passport-size photo
  • Transcript
  • USMLE or COMLEX scores
  • Three letters of recommendation from medical faculty that are familiar with the candidate’s work in pediatrics and/or research. One letter must be from the Pediatric Residency Program Director.

Visit our Section page for more information about us and our faculty.

Visit our Hospital page for more information about Comer Children's Hospital.

For specific inquiries, please contact:

Dr. Deirdre DeRanieri, Program Director, Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship

For additional information please contact:

Lee Brauer
Centralized Fellowship Education Manager
Pediatric Medical Education Office
University of Chicago Medicine
773.702.0432
Fax 773.834.0748
nbrauer1@peds.bsd.uchicago.edu