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Application Process

Pediatric residency positions are offered through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). All applications must be submitted through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Additional information is available for Medicine-Pediatrics applicants.

Supporting Documents

Three letters of reference, in addition to your Dean's letter, and your USMLE scores should be included in your ERAS application.

Additional information is available for medpeds applicants.

Requests for additional info should be directed to the program coordinator.

ERAS 2020 Residency Application Timeline

IMG Requirements

We do accept applications from international medical graduates. However, we have a large number of highly qualified applicants each year and are only able to consider the top international graduates.

Applications meeting the following criteria may be considered:

  • a base level score of 225 on USMLE Steps 1 and 2 on the first attempt
  • pass CS portion on first attempt
  • at least three months of post-graduate clinical experience in the U.S.
  • J-1 visa only
  • no more than 5 years since medical school graduation


A visit to our program is required. During the interview day, you will meet with faculty and interns and residents, and will tour Le Bonheur and St. Jude.

Interviews will begin mid-October and will conclude in January. All interviews are scheduled on Mondays, Tuesdays and some Thursdays.

The night before your interview, you will be invited to a dinner hosted by one of our pediatrics residents. This gives you a chance to talk to several of our interns and residents in a fun, informal setting. Transportation to and from the dinner will be provided.

Hotel accommodations will be provided for the evening before you interview. Transportation from the hotel to our hospitals will be provided as well as your return to the hotel at the end of the interview day.

Last Published: Jun 25, 2019