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All applicants to the PedSDP at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh/UPMC Graduate Medical Education Program 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.
Applicants must include the following:
International Medical Graduates must have the following in addition to the above:
If you have any questions or concerns when applying to the Pediatric Scientist Development Program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To ensure you have the correct ERAS application information for UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh please look for the tracking number 1652320 and "Pediatrics - Scientist Development Program."
Applicants and their significant others are invited to join a group of our residents for an informal dinner the evening prior to your interview. The pre-interview dinner is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and your evening should end by 9 p.m. You will receive an e-mail invitation prior to your interview informing you of the dinner location. Shuttle service to and from the dinner is also available if staying at the Program recommended hotel venue.
Meet in the Main Hospital Lobby
The main entrance to the hospital is located at 4401 Penn Avenue
Group Welcome Session/Continental Breakfast
You will have the opportunity to meet with the program leadership who will share program highlights and basic information regarding the pediatric residency program
You will receive two interviews with our faculty to discuss your experiences, and ask questions about Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. If you have expressed a special area of interest, we will do our best to match you with an appropriate faculty member. One of your interviews will be with a member of the Pediatric Residency Program Leadership
Tour of Hospital - Small Groups
Enjoy a resident led tour of our facilities and time to ask questions about the hospital, residency, and Pittsburgh
Lunch with Residents
Take the opportunity to chat with some of the residents to discover the opportunities that are available to you here at Children's Hospital and in Pittsburgh
Farewell/Question and Answer Session
Finish your day with a relaxing and informational conversation with our program leadership. Feel free to ask any remaining questions regarding the program
Interview Day Conclues
We hope that you have enjoyed your interview experience with us and wish you the very best with your residency search
Applicants and their significant others are invited to join a group of our residents and Program Directors for an informal dinner this evening before your second interview day specifically for the PedSDP Program. The PedSDP pre-interview dinner is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. and your evening should about 8:30 p.m. You will receive an e-mail invitation prior to your interview informing you of the dinner location. There is no shuttle service needed if you are staying at the Program recommended hotel venue.
Group Welcome by the Chair of Pediatrics
Experience a welcome from our Chair explaining our view of pediatrician-scientists, the future in this exciting field, and our commitment to the PedSDP Program
Group Program Overview with Program Directors
You will have the opportunity to meet with the Program Directors who will share program highlights and basic information regarding the PedSDP Program
You will receive three interviews with our faculty to discuss your research experiences and ask specific questions about your research interest(s). We will do our best to match you with the appropriate faculty members. One of your interviews will be with a Program Director of the PedSDP program.
Tour of Rangos Research Building
Enjoy a short tour with the Program Director highlighting the Rangos Research Building and the lab facilities on hand in Pittsburgh
Interview Day Concludes
Upon your arrival at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, please park in the Mid-Campus Garage with entrances located on both 44th and 45th Street. Enter the hospital and walk down the transformation corridor to the main lobby. Our office staff will be waiting to greet you and provide your interview day material. Please bring your parking ticket with you for validation at the end of the day.
Staying at an Area Hotel
Shuttle service is available from most local hotels the morning of your interview. Please check with your hotel when making your reservations and confirm your transportation needs upon check-in.
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Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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