How To Apply - 4-Year Masters' Scholarship Tracks

Pediatric Residency Training Program

Applicants interested in applying to one of our 4-year Masters' Scholarship/Combined Categorical Tracks must submit the traditional categorical application in addition to a completed Master's application in order to be considered.  Scholarship applicants must apply through ERAS and match through the National Resident Matching Program.  Please note, each track has it's own unique program code within ERAS and NRMP.  If invited to interview for a Scholarship Track, the interview day will count for both the scholarship track and categorical program. 

Our program only accepts applications through ERAS - all invitations and interviews are scheduled through the ERAS Interview Scheduler.

2021 - 2022 Application Season

  • Due date for receiving complete ERAS applications to the Pediatric Residency Program is Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 at 5:00pm CST. Should your entire file not be complete by then, it risks no longer being considered.
  • Additional Master's degree applications are due to the Graduate Program of your choice prior to your selected interview day
  • ERAS Application Form
  • CV (within ERAS)
  • Dean's Letter (MSPE)
  • Personal Statement - if applying for a scholarship track, PS should reflect specified interest in track
  • Transcript
  • At least 3 letters of recommendation, no more than 4 are required - The University of Chicago does not require a chairman's letter.  If you would like to submit one, please make this your fourth letter of recommendation.
  • USMLE Scores - Step I and Step II (when available)
    • No Minimum Score Requirement
    • Passing USMLE scores are not required prior to invitation to interview but are needed prior to admission to our program

All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis as of the program start date.  If sponsorship is needed, J-1 visas are preferred.


The University of Chicago Pediatric Residency Training Program interviews are by invitation only and will be scheduled through the web-based ERAS scheduling module.

Scholarship Tracks each have their own specific interview day - closed from categorical applicants.  Scholarship Track interview days will also fulfill the interview requirement for our categorical program.

All interviews will be virtual.

2021 - 2022 Medical Education Scholarship Track Interview Day

  • Friday, November 19, 2021*

*please note, the MHPE UIC application are due Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

2021 - 2022 Health Services Track Interview Day

  • Thursday, November 11th, 2021*

*please note, the Harris School MA application and the MSCP application are due Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

Tentative Medical Education Interview Day Schedule- Platform: Zoom

The interview day will begin at 10:00 am CST.

Schedule TBD.

Tentative Health Services Interview Day Schedule- Platform: Zoom

10:00am - 10:10am Welcome with the Pediatric Medical Education Office
10:10am - 10:45am Meet with Categorical Program Leadership
10:45am - 11:00am Break
11:00am - 11:30am Faculty and/or Resident Interview
11:30am - 12:00pm Health Services Informational session
12:00pm - 12:15pm Break
12:15pm - 1:00pm Virtual Lunch with Harris School Representative
1:00pm - 1:30pm Faculty and/or Resident Interview
1:30pm - 1:40pm Break
1:40pm - 2:00pm Wrap-Up session
  • Thursday, October 21st, 2021
  • Thursday, October 28th, 2021
  • Thursday, November 4th, 2021
  • Thursday, November 11th, 2021
  • Thursday, November 18th, 2021
  • Thursday, December 2nd, 2021
  • Thursday, December 9th, 2021
  • Thursday, December 16th, 2021

All happy hours will take place from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST.  Information will be sent out regarding these events once interviews are scheduled.