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Application Process: All application submissions to our program must be via ERAS. We select all incoming interns via the Match.
Number and types of letters of recommendations: We request you submit 3-4 letters of recommendation. Ideally, at least 2 of the letters should comment on your clinical skills and be from some combination of medicine, pediatric, and/or MedPeds rotation experiences. The remaining letters may be from additional clinical experiences or from faculty who have worked closely with you in the areas of community service, public health, global health, research, medical education, or other extracurricular activities. We DO NOT require department letters. We do understand that not all letters of recommendation will be available once ERAS opens, but we do desire to have at least 2 letters available at the time of our application review.
Application review/invite timeline: We will begin reviewing applications when ERAS opens to programs and will send initial interview invitations on October 10, 2023 (the recommended standardized interview release date set by the MedPeds Program Directors Association (MPPDA)). We send invitations in batches to ensure interview availability for interested applicants. Interviews will take place starting the latter portion of October through early-to-mid-January. If you have not received an invitation to interview by the beginning of November and have a strong interest in our program, you may reach out to us to request that we reconsider your application.
Approach to Step 1: We accept both COMLEX and USMLE exam scores. We DO NOT have a specific Level 1/Step 1 score cut-off, but we prioritize applicants who pass Level 1/Step I on their initial attempt.
Approach to Step 2: We accept both COMLEX and USMLE scores. We DO NOT have a specific Level 2-CE/Step 2 CK score cut-off, but we prioritize applicants who pass Level 2-CE/Step 2 CK on their initial attempt.
Post-Interview Communication Policy: We do plan to solicit anonymous survey feedback from applicants during the interview season. This will serve solely as formative feedback for us to improve our applicant engagement and residency program. We also will address any specific questions an applicant may have about our program that may arise after the interview. Otherwise, unless we have specific questions, we generally discourage, will not initiate, and do not expect any communication post-interview.