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How to Apply

Our three-year training program accepts 1-2 fellows per year.

Our program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) using the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).  At the current time, we can only consider applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents holding green cards, as funding is usually from federal training grants. Highly qualified foreign medical graduates who are ECFMG certified and do not need financial support may also apply. Applications are accepted from July to November; rank lists are due December 2, 2020 and the match date is December 16, 2020.

Requirements for this program are U.S. citizenship (or permanent VISA), the completion of a three-year pediatric residency program, and the necessary qualifications for a resident's physician licensure in the State of Iowa.  This license may be obtained by either passing the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) or other examinations that have reciprocity with the State of Iowa.

The following materials should be uploaded into the ERAS program:

  • Completed online ERAS application
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal statement (limit to one page)
  • Three letters of recommendation including:
    • Pediatric Residency Director, and
    • Two additional faculty (or other appropriate individuals of your choice)
  • USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 examination scores
  • Copy of ECFMG certificate (applies to international medical graduates only)
  • Passport-style photograph
  • Current photograph (released only after interview is offered)