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How to Apply


Thank you for your interest in the Yale Pediatrics Residency Program. Our program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Our Program ID is 3200821046. To apply, please read the instructions listed below.

Applications are due annually. Please check the AAMC/ERAS website for deadlines and due dates.

  • Please make sure that your application is complete and that documents are uploaded in a timely fashion. If you are having difficulty uploading your documents or need to update your application, please contact the Program Coordinator as soon as possible.
  • Applications are reviewed holistically by our Program Director and Intern Selection Committee members. We encourage all interested medical school graduates to apply for our program.
  • We are particularly interested in recruiting a diverse class of future pediatricians and encourage applications from under-represented in medicine candidates.

Applications must include the following documents

  • Medical School transcript
  • ERAS Application Form
  • Personal Statement
  • Dean’s Letter (MSPE)
  • A minimum of 3 letters of recommendation. Specifically:
    • 1 Peds Letter (does not have to be a Chairman’s letter)
    • 2 or more from other references
  • USMLE Transcript
    • Step 1: P/F
    • Step 2: Not required at time of application
    • Step 3: Not required at time of application
  • NRMP Number
  • ECFMG Certificate
    • Certificates are not required to be offered an interview. However, we do require certificates before we submit our rank list.
    • For certification requirements, please visit the ECFMG website.
  • A high-quality headshot

IMG Applicants


Given the necessity of virtual recruitment this year, the day and schedule will be different than in years past. We are committed to providing you with all information about our program despite a change in structure and format.

  • Interviews are by invitation only via Thalamus.
  • Interview days will be scheduled as half-days 2 to 3 days per week in November, December and January.
  • Interview days will be a mixture of Morning Sessions, Afternoon Sessions, and Evening Sessions with the goal of accommodating students who have schedule limitations or live in different time zones.
  • Interviews will be conducted virtually via Thalamus and Zoom.


Recognizing that the burden of Zoom-time during the application season is real and intense, we limit our pre-interview social events to a weekly schedule where invited applicants will have ample time to interact with our trainees and get a better sense of who we are and what is important to us.

Follow us @yalepedsresidency on Instagram for more information.

For application inquiries, please contact our Residency Program Coordinators, at or call 203-785-3898. Due to the high volume of calls and emails, responses may take up to 5-7 business days.

For additional application resources, please visit The Association of American Colleges (AAMC) website and the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) website.

Thank you for applying to our program. We look forward to reviewing your application!