Residency Application Process

Graduates of medical schools in the United States and other countries are eligible to apply for PL-1, PL-2, PL-3 or PL-4 positions in the University of Connecticut Pediatric Residency Program.

The application must include the following:

  • Dean's letter
  • Medical school transcript
  • At least three letters of reference; at least one from a pediatric faculty member, and two or three of applicant's choice. A Chair or Program Director is not required.
  • Curriculum Vitae including honors and publications in ERAS format
  • USMLE/COMLEX Transcript (Step 1 must be received prior to interview and Step 2 prior to match list submission.)
  • Personal Statement
  • Photograph

All candidates must be interviewed in order to be considered in the match for our program. Selected applicants will be invited to schedule an interview after review of their application.

For PL-1 positions, the University of Connecticut Pediatric Residency Program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applications will only be accepted through ERAS. No application materials received through the U.S. Postal Service will be accepted. The deadline for NRMP match positions applications to our program is December 1st. Applicants who accept an appointment elsewhere, or who for any reason wish to withdraw, are requested to notify our program and the NRMP immediately.

The University of Connecticut Pediatric Residency Program is listed in the NRMP Directory as follows:

University of Connecticut
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030

NRMP # 1094320C0

For the 2023 ERAS® cycle, our program will be participating to receive information from the supplemental ERAS application offered through the AAMC’s ERAS program. Applicants will be required to complete the MyERAS application, and participation in the supplemental ERAS application is optional. In its second year of use, the supplemental ERAS application is designed to help students share more information about themselves and assist our program in finding applicants that fit our programs’ setting and mission. There is no cost to applicants and participation is optional.

The supplemental ERAS application includes:

  • geographic preferences (by region and by urban or rural setting);
  • information about their most meaningful experiences and other impactful life events, if applicable; and
  • program signals.

Initial invitations to access to the supplemental ERAS application will be delivered on August 1. The supplemental ERAS application must be completed between August 1 and September 16 at 5 p.m. ET.

Please bookmark the supplemental ERAS application section of the AAMC website to find the latest information, FAQs, and resources.

Appointments are for one year beginning June 28, but may begin at other times by special arrangement. It is our intent that house officers will complete requirements for specialty training in pediatrics as described by the American Board of Pediatrics.

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View more information on Eligibility Requirements and Selection.

Our program does not discriminate with respect to gender, race, age, religion, color, natural origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected status.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment in all respects and for all learners.