Application Instructions

The Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship Program utilizes the Association of American Medical Colleges' Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and participants in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).  Post-residency applications must be submitted through ERAS.  Paper applications will not be accepted.

To register with ERAS and review information regarding application procedures, requirements, and deadlines, please visit the ERAS website.

Please visit the NRMP for details regarding the match process and registration information.

The application and interview process for 2018 fellowships is now open.

Time of Year Step in Application Process
July 1, 2017 Applicants begin uploading applications
July 15, 2017 Programs begin downloading applications
August-October 2017 Applicants interview with fellowship programs
September 27, 2017 Match opens
October 25, 2017 Rank Order List entry opens
November 29, 2017 Rank Order List certification deadline
December 13, 2017 Match Day
July 7, 2018 Fellowship Program Begins

Fellowship Program Coordinator

Meghan Stawitcke
750 Welch Road, Suite 315
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: (650) 723-5711

Required Documentation to be Submitted via ERAS

Please submit a completed ERAS application, which includes the following documentation

- Medical School Transcript (certified English translation if from foreign institution)

- Three letters of recommendation (more than three is optional)

- Personal Statement

- Current CV

- USMLE transcript with scores to date

- MSPE/Dean's Letter (Required for U.S. medical schools; provide if available for foreign medical schools)

- Photograph for ERAS system (optional)

Out-of-State and Out-of-Country Scholars

All applicants must have completed their residency from an ACGME-accredited program in either the U.S. or Canada. The Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine welcomes out-of-state and out-of-country scholars; however, we do not provide advice or support for becoming legally able to practice medicine in the state of California. All post-residency fellows must have a California Medical License prior to beginning their fellowship. The post-residency fellowship program can accept applicants on J1 Visas but does not sponsor international medical school graduates on H1B Visas. Please visit the following web sites for more information:

California Medical License


ECFMG (Educational Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates)