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Applying to Our Program and FAQs

The pediatric residency program at the Children's Hospital of Michigan accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and participates in the National Resident Matching Progam (NRMP).

The following are responses to Frequently Asked Questions about applying to our program that you may find helpful.

  1. Do you participate in the match?  Yes, the NRMP number for the categorical pediatrics program is: 1843320C0.
  2. How do I apply?  Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).
  3. What is the time frame for applying? Applications are accepted from September through mid-December.
  4. Do you have minimum USMLE or COMLEX scores?  No.
  5. Do you accept osteopathic graduates?  Yes.
  6. Do you accept candidates with COMLEX scores only? Yes, however it is helpful for our osteopathic medicine candidates to also have USMLE scores.
  7. How many letters of recommendation do you require?  Three.
  8. Do you accept international graduates?  Yes, our program is committed to training the best pediatricians possible, regardless of country of origin.  
  9. Is previous US clinical experience required?  A minimum of three months of direct patient care in the US is desirable but not required for graduates from international medical schools.
  10. Do you need to have completed USMLE Step 2 or COMLEX Level 2 in order to apply?  No, we will review applications without USMLE Step 2/COMLEX Level 2 scores, however, we must have documentation of your successful completion of Step/Level 2 CK and CS by the time we submit our ranklist in February.
  11. What types of visas do you sponsor? We sponsor J1 training visas.
  12. Is ECFMG certification required? Yes, by the time of our submission to the match all international applicants must be ECFMG certified.  
  13. Do you offer observerships?  No, at this time we are unable to accommodate observerships. 
  14. Do you have a maximum number of years since graduation from Medical School?  We usually do not offer interviews to applicants who have graduated from medical school for more than 5 years.
  15. What is the PGY1 resident stipend? The DMC offers competitive stipend rates and benefits, which can be found here.