How to Apply to the Pediatric Residency Training Program

Application deadline: Dec. 1.

Applications will be accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

2018-19 Interview Dates

Categorical Interview Dates

  • October 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
  • November 6, 7, 13, 14, 27, 28
  • December 4, 5, 12, 18, 19
  • January 8, 9, 15, 16

Child Neurology Interview Dates

  • October 17, 24, 31
  • November 7, 14, 28
  • December 5, 12, 19
  • January 9, 16

Thank you for your interest in our residency-training program. Applications should be as complete as possible when setting up an interview date with us.

Application Information

  1. Register through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for a PL-1 position. We do not accept residents outside the match.
  2. Complete your application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). All applications must come through this service. A complete application will include the common application form, medical school transcript, personal statement, USMLE/COMLEX scores, Dean’s letter, three to four letters of recommendation and a passport-size photograph.
  3. Once we have received the application through ERAS, we will send you an e-mail through ERAS to let you know whether or not you’ve been invited to interview with our program. We conduct interviews on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, as noted above.

For Child Neurology Applicants: We are a single combined program (AAMC/ERAS program number 1962185C0) requiring only a single application.  Please also visit the following site for more information: http://neurology.unm.edu/education/child-neurology-residency/

Graduates of Foreign Medical Schools

International Medical Graduates should apply through the ECFMG office- see instructions at http://www.ecfmg.org/ , or contact the ECFMG directly for further information.

In general, most International Medical Graduates we interview meet the following requirements:

  1. Green Card, J-1 Visa or documentation of US Citizenship.
  2. Valid ECFMG Certificate with Clinical Skills Assessment certification
  3. Evidence of a minimum of 4 months of clinical experience in the United States, preferably in an academic medical center setting
  4. Two or three letters of recommendation from academic physicians you have worked with in the U.S.
  5. Minimum USMLE scores of 210 on both Step I and Step II
  6. Graduation must have occurred no more than 2 years prior to the application
  7. Foreign medical graduate applications are not reviewed until November 30, 2018

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding our residency program. Thanks again for your interest and we look forward to your visit.

For questions regarding the application process or requirements please contact:

UNM Pediatric Residency Program
MSC10 5590
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Stephanie Barnett, MPH
Pediatric Residency Coordinator
Medical Education Program Manager
Phone: 505-272-3909
Fax: 505-272-6845
email: sbarnett@salud.unm.edu