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, 2018 Applicants begin to upload applications
July 15, 2018 Programs begin to download applications
August-October 2018 Interview season
September 26, 2018 Match opens
November 28, 2018 Rank order list deadline
December 12, 2018 Match Day
July 7, 2019 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)