Education

How To Apply - Categorical Program

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.

2020 - 2021 Application Season

  • We will begin reviewing applications to the Pediatric Residency Program on October 21, 2020 at 8:00am CST. All ERAS applications must be complete by Monday, November 30, 2020.  Should your entire file not be complete by then, it risks no longer being considered.
  • 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)
    • Must Pass USMLE steps on the first attempt
    • No Minimum Score Requirement
    • Passing USMLE scores are not required prior to invitation to interview but are needed prior to admission to our program

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 scheduling module.

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

2020-2021 Interview Dates. One additional categorical date and our Masters' Track dates will be released in the near future.

  • Tuesday, November 10th
  • Wednesday, November 11th
  • Friday, November 13th
  • Tuesday, November 17th
  • Wednesday, November 18th
  • Friday, November 20th
  • Tuesday, November 24th
  • Tuesday, December 1st
  • Wednesday, December 2nd
  • Tuesday, December 8th
  • Wednesday, December 9th
  • Tuesday, December 15th
  • Wednesday, December 16th
  • Friday, December 18th
  • Tuesday, January 5th
  • Wednesday, January 6th
  • Tuesday, January 12th
  • Wednesday, January 13th

 

Tentative Interview Day Schedule- Platform: Zoom

10:00am - 10:15am Greetings
10:15am - 10:45am Program Overview
10:45am - 11:00am Break
11:00am - 11:30am Interview
11:30am - 11:45am A "deeper dive" session
11:45am - 12:00pm A "deeper dive" session
12:00pm - 12:15pm Break
12:15pm - 1:00pm Lunch and Learn (conference with applicant videos off)
1:00pm - 1:30pm Interview
1:30pm - 1:40pm  Break
1:40pm - 1:55pm Wrap-up session
1:55pm - 2:00pm Salutations

 

  • Tuesday, November 10th, 2020
  • Monday, November 16th, 2020
  • Tuesday, November 17th, 2020
  • Monday, November 23rd, 2020
  • Tuesday, November 24th, 2020
  • Monday, November 30th, 2020
  • Tuesday, December 1st, 2020
  • Monday, December 7th, 2020
  • Tuesday, December 8th, 2020
  • Monday, December 14th, 2020
  • Tuesday, December 15th, 2020
  • Monday, December 21st, 2020
  • Tuesday, January 5th, 2021
  • Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

All happy hours will start at 7:00 PM CST.  Information will be sent out regarding these events once interviews are scheduled.

  • Sunday, November 15th, 2020
  • Monday, November 23rd, 2020
  • Monday, December 7th, 2020
  • Sunday, December 20th, 2020
  • Sunday, January 10th, 2021

All happy hours will start at 6:00 PM CST