How to Apply

Pediatrics Residency
Our pediatric residents in a fun group photo

Thank you for your interest in our program. We have a holistic approach when selecting applicants. Each application will be reviewed individually and those selected for an interview will be personally contacted via email. Our program uses Thalamus, an online scheduling program for interviews, therefore you may schedule or change interview dates at your convenience once you have been invited. Please include the following documents in your application. Thorough completion of your application is important to our review committee, so please include all items. Incomplete applications may not be reviewed.

  • ERAS common application form
  • Official medical school transcript
  • USMLE or COMLEX exam reports (Step 1 and Step 2)
  • Dean's letter
  • Two or three letters of recommendation
    (Letters can be written by any faculty member with whom you have worked. We do not require a chairman's letter.)
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Photograph

For specific eligibility requirements, please refer to the eligibility and selection policy .pdf (Adobe PDF Document). We have 14 PGY-1 categorical positions and two preliminary child neurology positions for the next academic year. Our preliminary child neurology positions are linked to the child neurology fellowship training program at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL. This training opportunity is in collaboration with Nemours Children’s Health, Jacksonville, FL. To apply for these two preliminary positions, applicants will need to apply to both programs (i.e. University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville pediatric residency as well as the Mayo Clinic/Nemours Childrens' Health child and adolescent neurology program). The applicant pool is very competitive. Our strongest international applicants also have one year or more of clinical or research experience in the U.S. and should have graduated within the past five years or completed pediatric residency in his/her home country.

For the upcoming 2022-2023 recruitment cycle, in line with guidance issued by the AAMC, and other relevant organizations, we will be offering virtual interviews only. For those invited to interview, we will be holding an open house from 10 am-2 pm every Friday throughout the interview season (November 1- February 10). This will allow applicants the chance to meet with program administration, tour our facilities and also interact with our residents during the tour and lunch, which will be provided by the program. We will be providing more details as to how to sign up for these during the interview process. We also plan on having virtual meet and greets for those who are unable to attend any of the open houses during this time in an effort to be equitable to all.

Also, for the 2023 ERAS® cycle, our program will be collecting and reviewing data from applicants' supplemental ERAS applications. Completion of the standard MyERAS application is a requirement; completion of the supplemental ERAS application is optional.

The supplemental ERAS application is designed to help applicants share more information about themselves and assist our program in finding applicants that fit our program's setting and mission. There is no cost to applicants and participation is optional.

The supplemental ERAS application includes:

  • geographic preferences (by division and by urban or rural setting)
  • information about an applicant's most meaningful experiences and other impactful life events, if applicable
  • program signals

All applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

The deadline for submitting applications is Nov 1.

If you are currently in medical school and would like information on a fourth-year elective in pediatrics, please review procedures for visiting students.

Contact Us

For information on the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville Pediatric Residency Program, please contact:


Pediatric Residency Program
UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville
841 Prudential Drive
Suite 1130
Jacksonville, FL 32207