Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship
How to Apply

Our three-year fellowship accepts well qualified physicians who have completed training in an ACGME approved pediatric residency program or who are ECFMG certified and have completed all three steps of the USMLE.

Application Process

Our fellowship program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®) universal application process and the National Residency Matching Program. Please visit the ERAS website for an application, information about our program, and important deadlines.

The following information should be uploaded into the ERAS program:

  1. Completed online application;
  2. Current photograph;
  3. Personal statement;
  4. Three letters of recommendation;
  5. Dean's letter or MSPE (Medical School Performance Evaluation);
  6. Medical school transcript;
  7. Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the USMLE;
  8. For graduates of a medical school outside the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico, a valid ECFMG certificate;
  9. If not a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident, a copy of current appropriate visa.

Applicants are advised to apply early and complete their applications in a timely manner due to limited availability of interviews. The minimum application materials needed to be considered for an interview include:

  • Application;
  • Personal statement;
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation;
  • USMLE results;
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable).

Applicants are advised to access their file frequently to ensure timely submission of all components of their application. Additional application materials may be requested upon extending an invitation for interview. A personal interview is required for applicants who will be ranked for matching. The Division of Neonatology can offer a one night stay at a nearby hotel and up to $250 of the cost of the flight.

For more information, including Fellowship Position Appointment (FPA), Institutional Policy on Eligibility and Selection, and Program Policy on Eligibility and Selection, please visit the UW School of Medicine’s Graduate Medical Education website.

Essential Requirements

The University of Washington Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program provides training in neonatal-perinatal medicine in accordance with the general and the specialty requirements of the ACGME. Satisfactory completion of the training qualifies the fellow to take the subspecialty qualifying exams of the American Board of Pediatrics in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

Successful applicants must be proficient in the six general competencies as defined by the American Board of Pediatrics: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, Professionalism, and Systems-Based Practice.

International Medical Graduates

We are accredited by the Accredited Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), which requires all International Medical Graduate applicants to be ECFMG certified and have necessary visas. Non-US citizens should also refer to the UW School of Medicine visa policies. Prior to program rank submission, candidates requiring visas must provide substantial evidence that visas will be received before the program start date.

Application and Interview Dates for Start Date July 1, 2015

Applications will be available in ERAS in early July 2014.

UW Fellowship 2014 Interview Dates:

  • Monday, September 15
  • Friday, September 19
  • Monday, September 29
  • Friday, October 3

The anticipated match date is November 2014.