Categorical Peds Interview Season

Pediatric Residency Training Program

Applicants to the PL-1 year are accepted through the National Resident Matching Program. Our program only accepts applications through ERAS.

2023 - 2024 Application Season

  • We will begin reviewing applications to the Pediatric Residency Program on September 27, 2027 at 8:00am CST. All ERAS applications must be complete by Friday, December 1, 2023.  Should your entire file not be complete by then, it risks no longer being considered. 
  • Per the APPD, we will not send out invitations to interview until October 10th, 2023.
  • ERAS Application Form
  • CV (within ERAS)
  • Dean's Letter (MSPE)
  • Personal Statement - if applying for a scholarship track, PS should reflect specified interest in track
  • Transcript
  • We require at least 3 letters of recommendation, no more than 4 total.  We do not require a Chair’s letter, but you are encouraged to submit one if available. A Chair’s letter can serve as 1 of the 3 required letters of recommendation.
  • USMLE Scores - Step I and Step II (when available)
    • No Minimum Score Requirement
    • Passing USMLE scores are not required prior to invitation to interview but are needed prior to rank list submission

All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis as of the program start date.  If sponsorship is needed, J-1 visas are preferred.

Please note that all application requirements listed above apply for International applicants.  In addition, we require ECFMG certification prior to the match.  We do not require prior U.S. clinical experience, but it is preferred.  We do not have a cut-off date for year of graduation, but if there has been a significant break, we ask for explanation within your personal statement.

The University of Chicago Pediatric Residency Training Program does not discriminate against Osteopathic applicants and we hold MD and DO applicants to equally rigourous standards.  Please note that all application requirements listed above apply for Osteopathic applicants.  Of note, we will accept COMLEX scores in lieu of USMLE scores.

If you have further questions, or would like to speak with one of our current DO residents please reach out to our Residency Coordinator.


The University of Chicago Pediatric Residency Training Program interviews are by invitation only and will be scheduled through the web-based ERAS/Thalamus scheduling module.

All interviews will be virtual. We interview Tuesdays and Wednesdays of most weeks, see below.  

2023-2024 Interview Dates.

  • Tuesday, October 17th
  • Wednesday, October 18th
  • Tuesday, October 24th
  • Wednesday, October 25th
  • Tuesday, October 31st
  • Wednesday, November 1st
  • Tuesday, November 7th
  • Wednesday, November 8th
  • Tuesday, November 14th
  • Wednesday, November 15th


  • Tuesday, November 28th
  • Wednesday, November 29th
  • Tuesday, December 5th
  • Wednesday, December 6th
  • Tuesday, December 12th
  • Wednesday, December 13th


  • Wednesday, January 3rd
  • Tuesday, January 9th
  • Wednesday, January 10th
  • Tuesday, January 16th
  • Wednesday, January 17th

Tentative Interview Day Schedule - Platform: Zoom

8:00am - 9:00am Join our Morning Report Conference
9:00am - 9:15am break (cameras and mics off)
9:15am - 9:45am Greetings and Introductions
9:45am - 10:45am Program Overview with Program Leadership
10:45am - 11:00am break (cameras and mics off)
11:00am - 11:30am Faculty Interview A
11:30am - 12:00pm Video Tour of Comer with Chief Residents
12:00pm - 12:30pm lunch break (cameras and mics off)
12:30pm - 1:00pm Faculty Interview B
1:00pm - 1:30pm Resident Panel (small groups)
1:30pm - 1:45pm  Wrap-Up with Program Leadership

2023 - 2024 Resident Led Social Hours

  • Wednesday, October 25th
  • Wednesday, November 1st
  • Wednesday, November 8th
  • Wednesday, November 15th
  • Wednesday, November 29th
  • Wednesday, December 6th
  • Wednesday, January 10th
  • Wednesday, January 17th

All virtual social hours will take place from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST.  Information, including sign-up help, will be sent out regarding these events once interviews are scheduled.

URiM Social Hours | 6:30pm CST | Zoom

Opportunity for applicants who identify from a racial/ethnic group historically excluded in medicine (as defined by the AAMC). Get a chance to meet our Comer Collective, our URiM residents here at Comer, and learn more about their experiences in our residency program.

  • Monday, October 30th
  • Monday, December 11th


LGBTQIA+ Happy Hour: Shared opportunity with Internal Medicine and Med-Peds Applicants and residents who identify as LGBTQIA+

  • Dates TBD

If invited to interview, more details will be sent out in regard to sign-up instructions and zoom specifics.