How to Apply

USF Pediatrics Residency - How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in our training program. We participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and only accept applications in this manner. Applications are usually available for download in August and we start to review them shortly thereafter.

We require three letters of recommendation. A Chairman's letter is encouraged but not required. We accept either USMLE (preferred) or COMLEX and don't have a required minimum score but we will only offer interviews after you have passed the exam. Osteopathic students do not have to take USMLE.

For International Medical Students, we require three (3) months of US clinical experience (observation alone does not count). Applicants must have graduated within the previous five (5) years. USF sponsors J1 Visas for those accepted into our program. ECFMG certification is required before submission of our rank list.

We receive hundreds of requests for interviews each year so interviews are by invitation only after review of your completed application. We typically interview two to three days a week from November thru-January. Invitations are typically made via email so please make sure your address is correct on ERAS.

Please review our website and submit your application through ERAS. If you have any additional questions, please contact Kelly Paulina, our program manager at kpaulina@health.usf.edu, or 813-259-8693 for more information.