Pediatric Residencies Application and Interview Process

Learn about our Pediatric Residency Program Interview Day by visiting the link to the left.

All applicants to either the Pediatric Residency Program (categorical), the PALS Residency Program- Pediatric Advocacy-Leadership-Service (primary care), or any of the Combined Pediatric Training Programs at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Applications are accepted and reviewed from Sept. 15 through Dec. 1. Applicants who are selected to interview will be contacted via email. Interviews are conducted late October through early-January.

Applications must include the following:

  • Complete ERAS application
  • USMLE – Step 1 score required with application and Step 2 score required by February 15th
  • Personal Statement
  • Dean’s Letter
  • Transcript
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation

International Medical Graduates must have the following in addition to the above:

  • ECFMG Certificate
  • One year, clinical experience in the United States
  • For additional information, please contact the residency program office at

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