Application Instructions

Applying for Fellowship

The University of Florida Pediatric Pulmonary Program participates in both the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for the selection of all of its fellowship participants. Applications are accepted from July through September for positions that begin on July 8th of the following academic year and must be submitted through ERAS.

Applications must include:

  • Medical School Transcript
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (Dean’s Letter)
  • All American Board of Pediatric In-Training Exam (ABPITE) scores
  • Scores from all three (3) steps of either the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) or the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX)
  • A personal statement.
  • Three (3) letters of reference
  • All applicants must have successfully completed a US Residency Program.

International Medical Graduates are accepted and welcome to apply, however, we will only sponsor a J-1 Visa.

All completed applications are reviewed by the program director for interview selection. Interviews are conducted from July through November. Applicants who are selected for interviews are scheduled to meet with attending faculty members, Division Chairman, and the Fellowship Program Director. Applicants are also given a tour of the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, outpatient clinic, and meet with current fellows, nursing staff, and administration staff. Once all of the interviews are conducted, the group establishes a ranking list to submitted to NRMP. (see update to virtual recruitment for 2021 cycle below).


Fellowship Application Timeline

DATE ACTIVITY
June 8, 2020 ERAS 2021 Begins. Applicants can register on MyERAS and begin working on their applications
June 9, 2020 EFDO begins to generate and distribute MyERAS tokens
July 1, 2020 Fellowship applications may begin submitting applications to July cycle fellowship program
August 12, 2020 July cycle fellowship programs may begin reviewing applications
December 2020 Match results available for July cycle fellowship program
May 31, 2021 ERAS 2021 Season Ends: MyERAS closes at 5pm ET

Recruitment for the 2021 Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship Application Cycle

The UF Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship Program is aware of the challenges that have and will continue to arise for the upcoming interview season. As an institution, under the leadership of our Graduate Medical Education (GME) office, it has been decided that all residency and fellowship programs based at UF Gainesville will only be offering virtual interviews this year. As our local situation evolves and additional recommendations are made, we will update this site with information regarding application requirements, interview dates, and whether opportunities will exist for in-person second looks. We look forward to engaging with applicants in a safe and meaningful way and embracing creative approaches to introduce applicants to the UF Division of Pediatric Pulmonary, our fellowship program, and the beautiful Gainesville community.