Combined Pediatrics-Medical Genetics: How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in our program. We welcome applications from all interested candidates.

Application materials MUST be submitted through ERAS.

Application Deadline: October 1

For the Combined Pediatrics-Medical Genetics Program, the ERAS application material should be sent to the Combined Pediatrics-Medical Genetics Program.  (If you are interested in also applying to the categorical programs in either Pediatrics or Genetics, please also apply through those ERAS programs.)  For the Combined Pediatrics-Medical Genetics Program interviews for both programs have been integrated into a one-day format.

Interview decisions will be made after a review of your complete application. In order for your application to be considered complete, all required materials must be received no later than October 1.

Required Materials

  • Completed ERAS application form
  • MSPE ("Dean's Letter" from your school)
  • Letters of Recommendation (3-4):
    • Letter from one of these members of your Institution's Department of Pediatrics: Chair, Clerkship Director, or Program Director
    • Clinical letter from Pediatrics
    • Clinical letter from Genetics
    • Optional: Letter from significant extracurricular activity, research, etc.
  • Personal statement
  • Medical School Transcript
  • USMLE Score Transcript
  • NRMP Number

Special Materials

  • If you are currently in a residency training program, a letter is also required from the program director.
  • All International Medical Graduate applicants must send a status letter from the California Medical License Board.
  • If you also hold a PhD, please also include a letter from your PhD advisor.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

  • Additional letters of reference are accepted if sent through ERAS.
  • We require that you have a passing USMLE score. Otherwise, we do not have a minimum score cut-off.  We also do not have a graduation date cut off.
  • We will accept COMLEX scores in addition to -but not in place of- USMLE scores.
  • Only J-1 visas are sponsored through the Graduate Medical Education Office.
  • While we encourage all interested students to spend time doing a visiting rotation to get to know our program better, we cannot guarantee an interview to every visiting student.


Stephanie Martinez
Genetics Program Coordinator

Pediatrics Residency Program