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.
- 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
- 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.
Genetics Program Coordinator
Pediatrics Residency Program