Pediatric Residency Application & Interview Process :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Application Process

If you're a graduate of an accredited US or Canadian medical school, please submit your application through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). Once your application has been reviewed, you will receive an e-mail stating if you have been invited for an interview. If you are invited, please call Kathy Trace at (614) 722-4414 to make arrangements.

International Graduates Policy for Pediatrics

All physicians who have graduated from medical schools outside of the United States or Canada must have completed one year of postgraduate training in an accredited pediatric or IM/PEDS residency training program in the United States or Canada since graduation from medical school and PRIOR to submitting an application for residency training at our hospital. Foreign medical graduates are expected to have a J1 visa. Exceptions to this visa requirement must be approved by the Designated Institutional Official, the Program Director, and the Senior Vice President - Human Resources in advance of the match and/or letter of offer. In addition, all applicants must be eligible to participate in the National Residency Match Program.

If you meet the above requirements, you will be considered for a position in our residency training program. If you do not meet the above requirements, you cannot be considered for a position at this time.

Required Application Materials

(MUST BE SENT THROUGH ERAS)
  • CAF (Common application form)
  • CV
  • Three recommendation letters (chairman's letter is optional)
  • Dean's Letter
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • USMLE or COMLEX Scores
  • Personal Statement
  • Photo

Candidates interested in our Pediatric Research Pathway, visit the Pediatric Research Pathway web page.

How to Arrange an Interview

After your application and transcript have been reviewed (through ERAS), you will receive an e-mail from the program stating the status of your application. When invited, please call Kathy Trace at 614-722-4414 to schedule your personal interview.

When to Interview

The interview season begins October 13, 2014 and ends January 16, 2015. Interviews are conducted each weekday except Tuesdays.  For other questions, please call Kathy Trace at 614-722-4414.

View the General Pediatrics Residency Interview Calendar.

Scheduling Tips/Info

  • The maximum number of interviews scheduled each day is eight..
  • December is the busiest month for interviewing.
  • Friday is the most popular day for interviewing during all months.
  • Please submit your application through ERAS as soon as possible to allow plenty of time to review your file and still have ample time to schedule your interview when you want it.

What to expect during the course of the interview day


THE INTERVIEW DAY
Time Description
8:00 a.m. Applicant arrives/ Continental Breakfast
8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Tour/Q&A session with a chief resident

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Meet with Program Director plus (2) interviews with faculty members
11:30 a.m. - Noon Lunch with residents
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Noon Conference
1:30 p.m. Return to hotel/Interview day is over

Where to Report

Download details regarding evening before arrival, morning of interview arrival, and dinner specifics. If you have any questions, please call Kathy Trace at (614) 722-4414.

Where to Stay Overnight
The program will cover the cost (room, tax, and parking) at a nearby hotel (The Westin Columbus) for applicants needing accommodations the evening before their interview. A credit card will be required at check-in for any additional charges.
You do not need to make your reservation. Our office will handle all reservations.

Transportation will be provided from the hotel to the hospital the morning of your interview and back to the hotel at the end of your interview day (A late checkout of 3:30 p.m. has been guaranteed).

Job Search Assistance for Your Significant Other
If your significant other could benefit from assistance in finding a job in the Columbus area, please mention this in your personal meeting with the program director during your interview day.

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