Application Requirements

We recruit 4 Med-Peds applicants per year. 
Our program directors do not review information prior to application for residency. 
After 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 not accept applications from applicants who have been out of medical school for more than 5 years. 
We accept applicants with either an M.D. (Doctor of Medicine) or D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) degree.
We accept International Medical Graduates (IMG’s) into our program. UAB sponsors J-1 Visas only (on an individual basis). You must have a valid ECFMG certificate. One year of clinical experience in the U.S. is preferred.
Three letters of recommendation are required in addition to a Dean’s letter.  We also require a personal statement, medical school transcript and photo.  We do not require TOEFL scores.

The  Med-Peds Residency Training Programs only accept applications via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). For more information about ERAS, please contact your medical school dean's office. International medical graduates must register for ERAS by contacting the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

Applicants for the PGY-1 level are selected through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). The NRMP number for UAB's Combined Med-Peds Residency Program is 1007700C0.

Application Process

Please submit your application via ERAS making sure to include the following requirements: 

  • ERAS Common Application Form

  • Personal Statement

  • Dean's Letter

  • 3 letters of recommendation

  • Medical School Transcript

  • USMLE Step I Score Report

  • USMLE Step 2 Score Report (when available)

  • USMLE Step 2 CS Score Report (when available)

  • Recent Photograph (requested)

 Elective Rotations

We do not have a specific Med-Peds rotation for visiting students. Students are encouraged to choose from the following rotations (if they are available):

  • Peds Hematology/Oncology

  • Peds Pulmonary

  • Peds PICU

  • Peds Emergency Medicine

  • General Medicine AI (Tinsley Harrison Gen Med at University Hospital)

  • MICU at UH

  • Pulmonary at UH

  • Renal at UH

  • GI at UH

These services are busy and can provide a realistic view of residency at UAB. Visiting students are also encouraged to attend some of the Medicine, Pediatrics, and Med-Peds noon conferences. For information on scheduling visiting fourth-year rotations, contact the UAB Medical Student Services office at

Application FAQs

Q)  Should one of the three required letters of recommendation be submitted by the Chairman of Pediatrics? 
A)  A Chairman's letter is not required but is acceptable. We prefer that your recommendations be submitted by faculty members of your school who are well-acquainted with you and your medical education experiences, and who can provide knowledgeable references for you.

Q)  Only three letters of recommendation are required but can we submit more than three? 
A)  Yes. ERAS will allow you to submit more than three letters so any additional letters will be included with your application as well.

Q)  Does your program consider a minimal cut-off score for USMLE exams?
A)  Passing scores for USMLE are required; there are no minimal passing score requirements. However, USMLE scores are considered an important part of the complete application, and higher USMLE scores offer a more competitive edge to your application as a whole. Applicants with more than two attempts to pass the USMLE are not likely to receive an invitation to interview with our program.

Q) Do D.O. applicants have to take the USMLE exams?
A) No, we accept Comlex scores 

Application Deadline: December 1st .

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