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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 2025 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
  • 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


Interviews will begin October and conclude in January.

The night before your interview, you will be invited to a zoom session hosted by one of our pediatric residents. This gives you a chance to talk to several of our interns and residents in a fun, informal setting.

Program Facts

    • visual chart of peds graduates career path69 categorical Pediatric residents, 50 combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residents, 4 Child Neurology residents =123 total residents
    • Working at a large tertiary care center we receive referrals from the entire tri-state area and have dedicated faculty in each Pediatric Specialty

Meet Our Program Manager

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Derrell Bryant
Pediatrics Residency Lead Manager

A native Memphian, Derrell, graduated from Tennessee State University,  located in Nashville, TN, with a Bachelor's in Business Administration and Communication. He joined the Resident Education department from UT Medical Group’s Patient Access. Derrell enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, and trying new things. He is the biggest movie nerd you will meet!

Why Memphis?

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Memphis is a truly incredible town with so much to offer! Catch dinner at the iconic Majestic Grille before taking in a Grizzlies NBA game at the FedEx Forum. Learn the history of Memphis music at Elvis Presley’s Graceland, Stax Records, and Sun Studio. Soak in the sun at Shelby Farms or the Big River Crossing. Enjoy shopping at our Bass Pro Shop, housed in the tenth-tallest pyramid in the world, then explore the nightlife on historic Beale Street.

Those are just a few reasons Memphis was named one of Condé Nast Traveler’s 23 Best Places to Go in 2023. Our UT Health Science Center was also named the ninth safest college in America by

But most of all, Memphis is the healthcare hub of the Mid-South's large and diverse population.

You can find UT Health Science Center faculty, residents, fellows, and staff at:

Memphis is THE place to be!

Explore Memphis

Memphis Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Historic Memphis Dresses and Suits on display

Tour of Memphis BBQ

Memphis ribs from the Rendezvous

Memphis Food Scene

Chef talking about Memphis food

An Art Movement in Memphis, Tennessee

Lady overlooking Beale Street

Get To Know Shelby Farms

Guy talking while walking in Shelby Farms

Le Bon Appetit 2018

Le Bon Appetit video

Le Bon Appetit is a program put on by one of our major restauranteurs, Kelly English, to fundraise for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. We feel that it highlights the rich food culture of this city and the love our community has for Le Bonheur! You definitely will want to take of advantage of the innovative, delicious, and diverse food scene once you are here.



Apr 23, 2024