LCME/AOA-accredited medical school graduates

ll 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.

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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.

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.


The AAMC (in collaboration with other entities including the AMA, ECFMG, NRMP, among others) has recommended that all residency programs conduct virtual interviews for all applicants (including local applicants) and discouraged hybrid interviewing for the 2022-2023 interview season. This also includes not accommodating second looks (arranged visits to tour the campus). Furthermore, programs are highly discouraged to provide giveaways, “swag” or any products to applicants or interviewees. These recommendations have been made to prevent disadvantaging any applicant and to “reduce unnecessary confusion, stress, and inequity among learners and promote a more successful residency selection process for all”.

As such, all our interviews will be conducted virtually through the Zoom platform and will be scheduled on designated afternoons during the months of October through January. 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.

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!

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.

We can’t wait to meet you!


Residents are selected through the National Resident Matching Program. Visit 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 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

Important Dates

Sept 6, 2023 Applicants may begin application submission
Sept 27, 2023 Programs may begin reviewing applications
Sept 15, 2023 NRMP Registration Opens
October 10, 2023 Pediatric Programs will begin to send interview invitations
February 1, 2024 Rank Order List Opens
March 28, 2024 Rank Order List Deadline
March 15, 2024 Match Day!