Application and Benefits


All graduates of LCME-approved allopathic or osteopathic medical schools are eligible for our residency program, including those who have completed additional approved training. International medical school graduates must submit a copy of a current valid certificate from the Education Council for Foreign Medical Graduates with their application.


Our Pediatric Residency Program application process begins each September through the online Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). The deadline to apply through ERAS is December 1st of each year. You can access the ERAS website at

Contact the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Department of Medical Education by email or call at (305) 669-5873 for additional requirements.


Residents are selected through the National Resident Matching Program. Visit for more information.


Candidates who are selected for one-day interviews will be contacted via email; through the ERAS system. Interviews are usually scheduled between November 1 and January 31. Each interview date has limited space, so be sure to respond early to schedule your interview on the day that works best for you. Applicants are welcome to request interviews with faculty members in their areas of special interest.

A typical interview day consists of Radiology Conference or Grand Rounds attendance, interviews with faculty physicians (usually three in total), lunch with the residents, a tour of the Hospital and a brief wrap-up session.

We offer a one night stay in a nearby hotel and transportation to and from the Hospital for candidates coming from out of town. The residents will take you out to lunch during your interview day so that you will have time to meet with them and discuss the residency program.


Contracts are written on an annual basis. Residents in good standing who have completed all requirements will receive a new contract each academic year. Sample Contract

Stipends and Benefits

Benefits offered to residents and fellows at Nicklaus Children's Hospital include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Competitive salaries (Vary according to the postgraduate level)
  • Subsidized Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Medical Malpractice insurance
  • Four weeks paid vacation (Other family leave is also available)
  • Educational stipends dispersed each year of training
  • Acceptance exclusively of J1 Visa sponsored by the ECFMG
  • Paid American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) membership with yearly PREP subscription
  • Paid American Medical Association (AMA) Membership
  • Resident transition retreats for PGY-1 and PGY-2 residents
  • Hotel accomodations and registration to the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Annual Pediatric Board review Course for PGY-3 residents
  • Sponsorship of research and poster presentations at national conferences 

In addition, the hospital offers free parking, scrubs and lab coats, meals during conferences and while on-call, and access to the hospital's employee gym.

All benefits are discussed in more detail during the interview process.

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