Application & Interview Process

Resident Listening

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 the status of your application.

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


  • CAF (Common application form)
  • CV
  • Three recommendation letters (chairman's letter is optional)
  • Dean's Letter
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • USMLE or COMLEX Scores (STEP 2 scores must be received by Feb. 10)
  • Personal Statement
  • Photo

How to Arrange an Interview

After your application materials have been reviewed (through ERAS), you will receive an e-mail from the program stating the status of your application. if invited for an interview,specific instructions will be included on how to arrange your interview. 

When to Interview

The interview season begins October 16, 2019 and ends January 16, 2020. Please view the calendar below for our specific interview days. 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 twelve.
  • 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

Time Description
8 - 9:30 a.m.  Applicant Arrives/ Continental Breakfast/ Morning Presentation
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Tour/ Meet with a Program Director/ (2) Faculty Interviews
11:45 a.m. - 1:10 p.m. Lunch/ 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 for a room and valet parking at The Westin Great Southern 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 2:30 p.m. has been guaranteed).