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.


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 All applications are considered.

Applications should be submitted via ERAS to the Categorical Pediatrics program whose code is 1110320C0. Only applicants with scholarships administered by SACM (Cultural Mission of the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia) should apply to the Pediatrics/SACM program whose code is 1110320C1.

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 or call us at (305) 669-5873.


Candidates who are selected for interview invitations will be contacted via email through the ERAS system. Interviews are usually scheduled on selected Wednesdays and Fridays during the months of October through January. 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 includes Radiology Conference or Grand Rounds attendance, interviews with faculty physicians (usually three in total), lunch with the residents, and a tour of the Hospital. We also offer a one night stay in a nearby hotel and transportation to and from the Hospital for candidates coming from out of town.


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


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