Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship

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 become 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. 

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.

**The candidate must have already passed the USMLE Boards (Step 1,  Step 2CS, Step 2CK, and Step 3) at the time of application and be eligible to sit for the General Pediatric Boards in the Fall of their first year of fellowship.

2019 Interview Dates:

  • Thursday, September 26th, 20129
  • Thursday, October 17th, 2019
  • Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Interviews will be held on the University of Chicago Campus and include DBP faculty at UChicago and at community sites. The interviews will begin at our campus offices which are located at 950 East  61St  Street Room 207. On your arrival, coffee and bagels will be provided.  You will receive tours of the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital and our outpatient campus clinic  sites, enjoy lunch with our current fellows, and attend Pediatric Grand Rounds prior to interviewing with the team.

Detailed interview days will be sent out prior to  your interview date. Whenever possible, specific requests to meet about research, advocacy, or health services policy issues will be accommodated. We look forward to welcoming you to learn more about our program.

Tentative Interview Day Schedule:

9:10am Arrival | Coffee with Fellows and Co-Applicants
9:30am - 11:00am Weekly DBP Didactic Session
11:00am - 12:00pm Campus and Hospital Tour | Lunch with DBP Fellows
12:00pm - 1:00pm Pediatric Grand Rounds
1:30pm - 2:00pm Faculty Interview with Sarah Sobotka, MD, MSCP
2:00pm - 2:30pm Faculty Interview with Michael Msall, MD
2:30pm - 3:00pm Faculty Interview with Peter J. Smith, MD, MA
3:00pm - 4:00pm Faculty Interview with James Weedon, MD, Amy Francis, DO, or Sarah Bauer, MD (via FaceTime)


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  • Directions to Comer/Parking
    • We suggest parking in Garage B - Parking validation will be provided at the end of your interview day
      • Parking Lot B: 5656 S. Maryland Ave. Turn on Maryland Avenue from 56th Street and the entrance will be on your right. You can also enter on Cottage Grove Avenue. This garage is best for patients and visitors going to the Center for Care and Discovery (CCD). Patient and visitor parking are on the first six levels. Staff permit parking is on the top two levels. A walking bridge on Level 2 connects Parking B and CCD. Parking B Office is located on Level 2 near the walking bridge.