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Program Requirements


Thank you for your interest in the University of Alabama Pediatric and/or Combined Pediatric/Medical Genetics Residency Training Program. We have found that many people have questions regarding the following information, and hope to answer them for you here. Should you have additional questions, please refer to our website for more information on our program and the city of Birmingham.

  • Our program will begin accepting applications for 2008 through the ERAS system on September 1, 2007.
  • We do accept International Medical Graduates (IMG’s) into our program and currently have one enrolled. UAB does accept both J-1 and H-1 Visas (on an individual basis). We recruit for 18 Pediatric positions, 4 Med/Peds positions and 2 Peds/Genetics each year.
  • Our Program Directors do not review information (CV’s, letters, etc..) prior to applying for residency.
  • We only accept applications through ERAS and have an application deadline of December 1, 2007. We only accept positions through the NRMP.
  • Upon receiving and reviewing applications, the Program Directors will send out invitations if you are invited to interview.
  • We do not have minimum board score requirements though we do have a very competitive program and higher scores can enhance your application as a whole.
  • We do prefer that you have had some clinical experience within the U.S.
    Pediatric Observerships are also a plus.
  • UAB does offer observership positions, but only four per year. To be an observer you must have a sponsorship letter from a UAB faculty member.
  • If you are required to take the CSA exam, you must have taken and passed it prior to being interviewed.
  • It is preferable that you have graduated from Medical School within the past 5 years although we will consider your application up to 10 years from the date you apply.
  • We also require a copy of your passing TOEFL scores prior to interviewing.
  • Two letters of recommendation are required in addition to a Dean’s letter. We also require a personal statement, medical school transcript and photo.