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 24, 2023. We will begin offering interviews on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 and offer as many interviews as we can through October 27, 2023. If you have not heard from our program by Monday, October 30th, please feel free to follow up to request the status of your application to
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. Interviews will take place from October 24 - December 14, 2023 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Central Time Zone). 

Interested in learning more about our program and having a chance to ask questions of our current residents? If so, be sure to check out our virtual open house sessions! We will be holding two open house events, one focused on the program in general, and the other focused on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. To register for these events, please see the links below. We hope to see you there!

General Open House for Applicants

Tuesday, August 29th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm 
Please check out the session recording below to learn more about the program!  

JEDI Council Open House for Applicants

Tuesday, September 5th, 6:30pm - 8pm 
Please check out the session recording below to learn more about the program! 

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

Word for Prospective Residents

Advice for Virtual Interviewing

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

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