For Applicants


ERAS Application Process:
We are excited that you are interested in our program and in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine! Our program uses the Associaton of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Paper applications will not be accepted. 

Required Documentation to be Submitted via ERAS:
·  Complete ERAS Application
·  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 IMGs)
·  Photograph for ERAS system (optional)
·  PTAL or "California Letter" if applicable

Deadline: ERAS opens for application submission on or before July 15th, one year prior to the planned start date of fellowship. Our office should receive your ERAS application with all supporting materials by August 15th, 10 months prior to the planned start date of the fellowship. Earlier submissions are strongly encouraged. 

NRMP Match:
The Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program at Stanford accepts 4-5 fellows per year and participates in the National Resident Match Program (NRMP). Information on the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine match may be found on their website at  Our interview season begins in September and extends through early November with match lists due at the end of November. Match results are available in December. 

Applicant Review and Interview Procedures:
All applications will be reviewed by the Fellowship Program Director. We offer on-site visits to Stanford which are scheduled on Thursdays from September through early November for selected applicants. On the day of the visit, applicants will meet with the Fellowship Program Director or Associate Program Director and interview with several other faculty. An optional pre-visit dinner with our fellows will be offered to interested applicants on Wednesday evenings before the scheduled visit. On the day of your visit, applicants will additionally enjoy lunch or afternoon beverage/snacks with many of the current fellows in our program. 

International Medical Graduates (IMG):
The Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program at Stanford welcomes applications from IMGs who have completed an ACGME-accredited general pediatrics residency.  Further requirements and application procedures for IMGs applying to Stanford can be found at the Stanford Graduate Medical Education website.

Contact information regarding pending applications and interviews:
Iffat Ahmed, MA
Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: (650) 721-4339


See the Graduate Medical Education office (GME) site for current dates of mandatory GME Orientation and Pediatric Department Orientation. The GME and Pediatric Department orientations are usually held the two days prior to the program start date (July 5 & 6). The Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) Fellowship start date is now July 7. Incoming fellows will be required to have current PALS certification and be asked to complete Advanced Training Life Support (ATLS) training prior to the fellowship start date. ATLS registration fee for incoming fellows will be covered by our fellowship program. PICU Orientation comprises of one week of Boot Camp.