Timeline

Timeline - Applying for Pediatric Residencies

The following timeline outlines a few more details about applying for pediatric residencies:

Third Year

Identify people to write letters of recommendation as you go through your clerkships

January-February

Schedule electives; USMLE II and OSCEs
Contact Pediatric career advising unit for assistance
Read email sent to the class
See FAQ about electives

April-June

Assignment of Career Advisors
Contact career advisor to:
Review schedule/dd>
Discuss application plans and reasons for applying to pediatrics/dd>
Review timeline of application

Begin to review information about programs from websites

Fourth Year

July-August

Gather information about programs from websites
Open ERAS application
Contact people for writing letter of recommendations
Write your personal statement.
Meet with your career advisor (if you haven't done this).
Talk with residents and visiting students about different programs during rotations.
Attend BBQ with fellow students and residents about various programs.
Make an appointment for a Chairman's letter

September

Submit your ERAS application
Follow up on letters of recommendation
Attend gathering at Dr. Stapleton's house to discuss interviewing.

October

Follow up and make sure there are no problems with your ERAS application.
Begin to schedule interviews.

October - mid January

Interview and have fun.
Keep track of each program's strengths, weaknesses and your general impressions.
Write follow-up thank you notes.

December

Discuss your impressions of programs with family and friends
Begin to create your rank list

January

Complete interviews
Contact programs to indicate your interest in their program

February

Review your rank list with your career advisor, college mentor etc.
Submit your rank list.

March

Match day and you are on your way!