Applications for residency should be sent only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Our program is listed as McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Program, program number 3201621070.
Applications should be supported by the following documents:
- Dean's letter
- Transcript (including first quarter senior grades)
- USMLE Step 1 scores
- USMLE Step 2 scores
- At least three letters of recommendation
- A letter from Department of Pediatrics Chairperson (or his/her designee) is encouraged
- At least one letter from a pediatrician or subspecialist who has worked closely with the applicant
We require USMLE Step 1 scores to apply and Step 2 scores to begin residency training. Preparation for the PGY1 year is assessed carefully. We strongly recommend completion of a pediatric subinternship in the senior year. An interview is required for admission. Interviews are by appointment only and are conducted October through January. Our program receives over 1100 applications annually. Approximately 300 interviews are granted each year.