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
ERAS opens for application submission on or before July 5th, one year prior to the planned start date of fellowship. Our office should receive your ERAS application with all supporting materials by August 7th, 11 months prior to the planned start date of the fellowship. Earlier submissions are strongly encouraged.
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 www.nrmp.org. Our interview season begins in September and extends through early November with match lists due mid November and the match results available at the end of November. In years where we have openings for advanced fellows interested in pursuing a 2-year fellowship, we will also have a separate NRMP code. Advanced fellows are free to rank the 2 year program as well as the 3 year program if they so choose.
Applicant Review and Interview Procedures:
All applications will be reviewed by the Fellowship Program Director. Per national recommendations, we will offer virtual visits to Stanford which are scheduled on Thursdays from September through early November for selected applicants. On the day of the virtual visit, applicants will participate in a Zoom meeting with the Fellowship Program Director or Associate Program Director and interview virtually with several other faculty. Applicants will also have the opportunity to have a Zoom meeting with current Pediatric Critical Care Medicine fellows.
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. Stanford GME sponsors J1 visas for graduates of international medical schools.
Contact information regarding pending applications and interviews:
Phone: (650) 721-4339
See the Graduate Medical Education office (GME) site for current dates of required GME Orientation and Pediatric Department Orientation. The GME and Pediatric Department orientations are usually held the two days prior to the program start date. The Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) Fellowship start date is July 7. Incoming fellows will be required to have current PALS certification and be asked to complete Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) prior to the fellowship start date. ATLS and ACLS registration fees for incoming fellows will be covered by our fellowship program. PICU Orientation comprises of one week of local Boot Camp and subsequent participation in National PCCM Boot Camp (West Coast).