Requirements

LCME/AOA-accredited medical school graduates

All graduates of LCME-accredited allopathic and AOA-accredited osteopathic medical schools are eligible to apply to our residency program, including those who have completed prior approved training.

International medical school graduates

International medical school graduates are also eligible to apply, but must submit a copy of a current valid certificate from the Education Council for Foreign Medical Graduates with their initial application. International candidates should also clearly specify the details of their current visa status in the ERAS application and should note that Nicklaus Children's Hospital only sponsors J1 visas.

Application

Apply on ERAS  

Residency program applications will be accepted and reviewed only via ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) beginning in September for the Match that takes place the following March. The deadline to apply through ERAS is December 1st of each year. You can access the ERAS website at www.aamc.org/eras. All applications are considered.

Your ERAS application should include a minimum of:

 3 letters of reference (at least one written by a faculty member in Pediatrics)
 Medical Student Performance Evaluation (formerly known as Dean’s Letter)
 Your personal statement
 Curriculum vitae
 Recent photograph
 Full medical school transcript
 USMLE/COMLEX transcript

USMLE/COMLEX Step I Exam are required at the time of application and results from both USMLE/COMLEX Step I and II are required by the end of the interview season.

Contact the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Department of Medical Education by email at peds.coordinator@nicklaushealth.org or call us at (305) 669-5873.

Interview

We know this year the interview process will be different than expected, but our goal continues to be to get to know each applicant personally, as well as provide ample opportunities for applicants to get to know our program and our amazing residents! One of the most important aspects of interview day is capturing the amazing family feeling residents in our program have, and we hope that shines through, even virtually!

This year, all of our interviews will be conducted virtually through the Zoom platform and will be scheduled on designated afternoons during the months of November through January. In keeping with external organizations’ policies and national guidelines, our program will not grant in-person interviews or second-look visits to our hospital (even for local students) in order to prevent disadvantaging any applicant. Candidates who are selected for interview invitations will be contacted via email through the ERAS system and will be given instruction on how to schedule their virtual interview day on ERAS.  Interview dates have a limited number of slots; therefore, please be sure to respond early in order to secure the day that works best for you.

Specific interview day schedules, links and details will be emailed to invited applicants prior to their interview day. The schedule will include a brief introduction and overview of the program, as well as interviews with the Program Director, other program leadership representatives and faculty. There will also be a virtual tour of the Hospital and a Resident & Applicant Meet and Greet session. Links for upcoming Grand Rounds presentations will be provided as a reference and example of one of our didactics/educational activities.  Post-interview day virtual activities will also be planned to answer any subsequent questions and to keep connected with each other during this recruitment process.

Match

Residents are selected through the National Resident Matching Program. Visit http://www.nrmp.org for more information.
When searching for our program on the NRMP website, please use the code assigned to the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Categorical Pediatrics Program which is 1110320C0. Only applicants with scholarships administered by SACM (Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission) should apply to the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Pediatrics/SACM program track whose code is 1110320C1.

Contracts

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