How to Apply

Residents at work

We offer 18 positions on the general pediatric categorical track and 2 on the pediatric neurology preliminary track. Initial appointments to our training program are made through the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®).

You must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®) of the Association of American Medical Colleges by October 15 of the year preceding the academic year for which you are applying. Written or emailed applications will not be considered.

To apply, you must submit the following items through ERAS:

  1. CV
  2. Personal statement
  3. Medical school transcript
  4. Dean’s letter
  5. Three letters of recommendation (one must be in pediatrics)
  6. Results of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 1

Initial appointments to the pediatrics residency program begin on July 1 of each academic year. Residents are reappointed annually upon recommendation by the residency program director, assuming satisfactory clinical and academic performance.

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:

International Applicants

We accept applications from highly qualified candidates who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States under the J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program. J-1 sponsorship is available through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates® (ECFMG®). Prior clinical experience in the United States, United Kingdom, or Canada is strongly encouraged.

Please note that in order for our House Staff Selection Committee to consider an international medical graduate’s application, ECFMG® certification is essential.

We do not offer externships or observerships for international graduates.

NYU Langone does not offer H-1B visa sponsorship for house staff, residents, or fellows.


Match Details

Initial appointments to the training program are made through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and commence before July 1 of each academic year. Thereafter, residents are reappointed by the Designated Institutional Official (DIO), with the recommendation of the residency program director and the consent of the house staff selection and promotions committee, on a yearly basis, assuming satisfactory clinical and academic performance. Occasionally, special arrangements are made for the appointment of those highly qualified candidates desiring only one year of pediatric experience at the PL-1 level as a prelude to advanced level training in other disciplines.

Our Categorical NRMP program number is: 2978320C0

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.
Candidates may be invited to visit for interviews and tours, but not all qualified candidates can be accommodated because of the large number of applications we receive. We ask for your understanding in this regard.

Terms of Appointment

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.