For Applicants

We are so excited to begin the long awaited application review! We, like all Residency Programs, will be working to complete our usual application review as quickly and efficiently as possible. We will actively be reviewing as many applications as possible through October 11, 2022. We plan on extending as many interview invitations as we can between October 11, 2022 and October 21, 2022. If you have not heard from our program regarding your application status by October 28, 2022, please feel free to follow up with us at
Our virtual interviews will run from October 25, 2022 through December 15, 2022. We anticipate that our official interviews will run from 8:30 AM - 12:30 (Central Time Zone). We do not offer more interviews than we have capacity for, but if you are offered an interview with our program, we ask that you schedule it within three business days.

In support of local and national recommendations, the Department of Pediatrics is solely conducting virtual interviews for the 2023 residency and fellowship application cycle.  Our programs will not grant in-person interviews or support in person visits to our sites in order to minimize the health risks of traveling during this coronavirus pandemic and to limit disadvantages any applicant to our programs.

Application Process

The Pediatric Residency Program at the University of Minnesota participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).  We only accept applications through the ERAS process. 

If you have any questions regarding the application process or the status of an application, you must submit them in writing to

Completed applications through ERAS must include:

  • A minimum of three letters of recommendation from faculty members with whom you have worked (We will review all letters that are submitted)
  • Dean's letter
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official Medical School Transcript
  • USMLE Step I OR COMLEX scores are required for application review

Applicants chosen to interview with our program will be notified via email through ERAS. 

Commitment to populations that are under-represented in medicine

Our program is committed to training exceptional pediatric residents from all racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, gender, and sexual orientation backgrounds.  

International Medical Graduates

Application criteria for our residency program for international medical graduates:

  • ECFMG certification (including CSA exam results) must be complete by June 2023
  • Completion of USMLE Steps I
  • We do not have any minimum score requirements for USMLE or COMLEX exams.
  • Dean's letter from your medical school
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty members with whom you have worked
  • Four weeks of U.S. clinical experience.  An observership does not count towards this clinical requirement. 
  • We do not have requirements on your medical school completion date
  • We will work with each individual on what their visa needs might be while training in our program.

International Medical Graduates: Please contact the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) for ERAS application materials and eligibility requirements.  Write to:

3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2685

"Variety is what's great about the UofM Pediatric Residency Program. Training in multiple settings is a huge strength that better prepared you for any career in pediatrics." 

- Jon KenKnight, MD, Alumni

A Word for Prospective Residents

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