Thank you for your interest in our Division of Neonatology Fellowship Training Program in the Department of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Fellowship applications will be processed through ERAS during the Fall Pediatric Subspecialty Match.
Preparation of Application
A complete application includes:
- One completed application form, personal statement, and curriculum vitae;
- Medical school transcript with Dean's letter;
- Three letters of recommendation: 2 from faculty members who are familiar with your experiences, and 1 from your Pediatric Residency Director;
- Photocopies of original examination results with dates and official seals;
- Office photocopies of visa/citizenship papers (if applicable); and
- Recent photo attached to the application.
Photocopies of all examination results, letter/score results, and visa/citizenship papers must bear official seals and include dates and certificate numbers. If the applicant has a current visa, the status must include entry and expiration dates.
The Fellowship Director will contact you to schedule an interview, which is generally scheduled in the fall season. We are able to accommodate only two to three applicants per day. The process takes approximately one full day. Once you have committed to a date, the Program Coordinator will contact you with the specific schedule for your interview day.
Graduates of Foreign Medical Schools
Qualifying examination required for graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada are USMLE, FMGEMS, TOEFL, and FLEX. A scaled score of 85 percent or higher is required on each section of the EMGEMS for an interview to be granted. You must submit documentation with an English translation so the credentials can be evaluated before interviews are scheduled.
State of Illinois Licensure
Each fellow trainee must obtain a permanent or temporary Illinois Medical License, which is valid for up to 3 years, before the starting date of the appointment. An application can be found and downloaded from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation website. The Office of Northwestern McGaw Center for Graduate Medical Education will assist appointed trainees in this process. No trainee will be permitted to begin clinical training until properly licensed.
National Provider Identification
Each fellow trainee must obtain a National Provider Identifier number required under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). For the most efficient application process and fastest receipt of NPI numbers, log onto the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System and apply online. There is no cost with this application. Please retain the original NPPES e-mail containing your NPI number as you will be asked for a copy of it at every institutional provider at which you practice in the future.