How to Apply
Thank you for your interest in the Pediatric Residency Program at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences.
We offer four categorical positions annually, beginning July 1, 2024. All applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS) and the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Our program can be located in ERAS by entering our Program Number 1539320C0 in your program search. Applications submitted through any other sites will not be reviewed.
NOTE: **Application Deadline is November 1 Each Year**
Applications will only be accepted electronically through ERAS from September 1 through November 1 of each year. All applicants should have completed and passed Step 1 of the USMLE/COMPLEX prior to the application deadline. We also require USMLE/COMPLEX Step 2 results to be uploaded into ERAS in order to be ranked by our program.
In addition, the following are required to be present by the application deadline for each application to be considered complete:
- Medical school transcript
- Curriculum vitae
- Copy of medical school diploma (if graduated)
- Date of graduation (no requirement but prefer within the past 3 years and must be accompanied by documentation of all activities since date of medical school graduation)
- Three letters of recommendation
- A clinical LOR from a pediatrics faculty member, pediatrics Department Chair, or DOM Summary Letter of Evaluation.
- A LOR from another pediatrics faculty member, separate clinical faculty member, or a scholarly project mentor.
- Copies of USMLE/COMPLEX scores.
- Preference is given to candidates who have passed the USMLE/COMPLEX Step 1 and Step 2 exams on the first attempt.
- No minimum scores required. Candidates with higher scores will be more competitive for the residency.
- Personal statement
The Selection Committee reviews the full ERAS application, focusing on the curriculum vitae (CV), three reference letters, personal statement, USMLE/COMPLEX scores and Medical School Performance Evaluation.
Applicants must meet one of the following qualifications to be eligible for appointment to an ACGME-accredited program:
- Graduate from a medical school in the United States or Canada, accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
- Graduate from a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States, accredited by the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (AOACOCA)
- Graduate from a medical school outside of the United States or Canada, and meeting
one of the following additional qualifications:
- Holding a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) prior to appointment, or
- Holding a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States licensing jurisdiction in North Dakota. Graduates of medical schools disapproved by the North Dakota Board of Medical Examiners will not be considered.
- We sponsor ECFMG J-1 visas.
- All applicants must be fluent in written and spoken English.
If your application meets the UND Pediatrics Residency criteria, then you will be considered for an interview. Selected candidates will be notified by e-mail through our recruitment system (Thalamus), with an invitation to choose their interview day from our available dates. Please note that all interviews will be conducted remotely, through an online system – there will be no in-person option for interviews.