How to Apply to the Pediatrics Residency

Our program participates in the NRMP and accepts applications through ERAS. Deadline for application is November 1st. Criteria for all applicants include:

  • Graduation from medical school no more than two years prior to application year
  • At least three Letters of Recommendation
    • One can be a departmental letter of endorsement from the chair, clerkship director, acting internship director, or advisor
    • Two additional letters, preferably from clinical attendings
  • MSPE
  • Transcript
  • Personal Statement
  • Passing USMLE Step I score at the time of application
  • Passing USMLE Step II CK and CS scores at the time of Rank List submission
  • For International or Foreign Medical Graduates:
    • ECFMG certification is required at the time of application
    • UNC Hospitals supports the J-1 visa
    • Inpatient clinical experience with direct patient care in the United States is required; an observership does not fulfill this requirement
      • At least one month and a letter from the institution at which you completed the experience

2019-2020 Interview Dates

We will begin sending interview invitations the week of October 7, 2019 and conclude on November 1, 2019.

25 – Friday (dinner on 24th)

30 – Wednesday (dinner on 29th)

1 – Friday (dinner on October 31st)

6 – Wednesday (dinner on 5th)

8 – Friday (dinner on 7th)

13 – Wednesday (dinner on 12th)

15 – Friday (dinner on 14th)

20 – Wednesday (dinner on 19th)

22 – Friday (dinner on 21st)

4 – Wednesday (dinner on 3rd)

6 – Friday (dinner on 5th)

11 – Wednesday (dinner on 10th)

13 – Friday (dinner on 12th)

18 – Wednesday (dinner on 17th)

8 – Wednesday (dinner on 7th)

10 – Friday (dinner on 9th)

15 – Wednesday (dinner on 14th)

17 – Friday (dinner on 16th)

Schedule for the Day

Evening Before Interview Day

6:30pm – Dinner at Resident’s Home

Interview Day

7:00am – Meet in the Lobby of the NC Women’s Hospital

7:15am – Welcome, Introductions and Breakfast

7:45am – Morning Report or Chair Rounds

8:30am – Program Overview and Hospital Tour with the Chief Residents

10:00am – Interviews with Faculty and Small Group Session with Program Leadership

11:45am – Lunch and Didactic Session

1:15pm – Overview of Affiliated Teaching Sites (Cone Health and WakeMed)

1:30pm – Wrap-Up Session

2:00pm – End of Day