How to Apply

Residents at workThe NYU School of Medicine Pediatric Residency Program appoints all trainees through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Applications are made to the program exclusively through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Please note that written or e-mailed applications will not be considered. More information about ERAS may be obtained by visiting the AAMC website.

Our NRMP categorical program number is 2978320C0

Application Deadline: October 5, 2019


Candidates applying for the 18 first-year positions (18 categorical, 2 neuro preliminary) to be offered in 2017, must submit the following materials: 

Additional questions regarding the application process should be directed to: 

Rasheed Siddiq
Residency Coordinator
NYU Pediatrics Residency Training Program
Department of Pediatrics
NYU School of Medicine
550 First Avenue
New York, New York 10016 
Phone: 212-263-7822
Email Address:

Interviews and Tours

Once applications have been reviewed by the Department of Pediatrics Housestaff Selection Committee, candidates will be invited to visit for interviews and tours of the medical campus. 

Because of the large number of applications received each year via ERAS, not all qualified candidates can be accommodated with interviews and tours. We ask for your understanding in this regard. 

Terms of Appointment

Initial appointments to the training program are made through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and commence before July 1 of each academic year. 

Residents are reappointed by the Chairman upon recommendation of the Director of Medical Education on a yearly basis assuming satisfactory clinical and academic performance. 

Download a sample contract outlining the terms and conditions of the appointment at this link.

View our Eligibility and Selection Policy here.

On rare occasions, special arrangements may be made for an exceptionally qualified candidate desiring only one year of pediatrics as a prelude to advanced level training in other disciplines. 

Such arrangements must be made with and approved by the Residency Director prior to entry. However, the general pediatric training program does not have available and does not offer preliminary positions through the NRMP. 

Applicants from Medical Schools Outside the U.S.

For International Medical Graduates, the Department accepts applications from highly qualified, ECFMG certified candidates who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States under the J-1 visitor exchange program only. 

NYU Langone does not offer H-1B sponsorship for house staff, residents, or fellows. J-1 sponsorship is available through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

Prior clinical experience in the US, UK or Canada is strongly encouraged. 

Please note that ECFMG certification is essential in order for our Housestaff Selection Committee to consider an International Medical Graduate's application. 

We do not employ a "cut off" score for performance on USMLE examinations, but the Selection Committee will give preference to candidates who demonstrate a high level of achievement on standardized tests of the basic and clinical sciences. 

The Department of Pediatrics does not offer externships or observerships for International Graduates. 

The NYU Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.