How to Apply

If you are interested in applying to the Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program, applications are accepted through ERAS. Please include your resume/curriculum vitae, personal statement, medical school Dean’s letter, pediatric residency director letter, two additional faculty (or other appropriate individuals of your choice) letters, USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 examination scores, copy of ECFMG certificate (applies to international medical graduates only), copy of Permanent Visa (if applicable), copy of medical school diploma. 

Applications will be accepted as long as interview slots are still available. Last day to interview will be the end of November.

Direct Program-related and Application Questions to:

Vanessa Curtis, portrait

Vanessa Curtis, MD
Clinical Associtate Professor of Pediatrics, Endocrinology and Diabetes
Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Director
200 Hawkins Dr. 
Iowa City, Iowa 52242Phone: 1-319-356-4443

Teresa A. Schmidt
Endocrinology Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Pediatrics
University of Iowa Children's Hospital
200 Hawkins Dr. 
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-356-4855
Fax: 319-356-8170


Pediatric Endocrinology will be shifting to participation in the Fall Subspecialty Match through NRMP. Applications will be accepted through ERAS and will be reviewed starting in July each year. Applications will be accepted as long as interview slots are still available. Last day to interview will be the end of October each year.   

Criteria for Candidacy

We require completion of a U.S. residency program in Pediatrics.  Please submit applications through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). 

Pediatric Board Certification

Medical specialty certification in the United States is a voluntary process which serves multiple purposes for the trainee and the public. The goal of this program is for all trainees to meet board eligibility criteria to sit the American Board of Pediatrics' Endocrinology boards by the end of their fellowship training.

Certification is:

  • One mission of the training program to produce trainees who meet board eligibility criteria.
  • Distinguishes a physician as someone with a distinct level of expertise.
  • Provides more opportunities when applying for employment.
  • Presents resources and tools by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).
  • A commitment to life-long improvement for providing the best patient care.
  • Elevates physicians into the ranks of doctors committed to the highest standards of healthcare.

Our program provides enough clinical flexibility within the first four months of fellowship training to incoming first year fellows to study for and take their General Pediatric Board Exam. Prometric testing centers are conveniently located within 30 minutes to one hour away depending on desired location.

For more information visit the American Board of Pediatrics for specifics on board certification requirements.

The Interview Timeline

Our fellowship coordinator, Teresa A. Schmidt, will contact the fellowship candidate using the ERAS scheduling program regarding the acceptance of a recruitment interview.  We generally interview applicants between August and November. After an interview date is confirmed, the applicant will have an itinerary arranged. A map of the hospital and directions to our office will be provided when the itinerary is completed.

The interview process will involve the most of the day (8 am - 4 pm) where the applicant will receive an overview of the program and a complimentary lunch.  Applicants will meet with the faculty members from within and outside the Division as well as current fellows and support staff.  A tour of the facilities and the outpatient clinic will be provided.

Travel and hotel reservations are made and paid for by the applicant.  Accommodations and recommendations are available upon request.