Application Requirements

We recruit 24 Pediatrics, 4 Med-Peds, 1 Child Neurology and 1 Combined Genetics-Pediatrics per year.

Our Program Directors do not review information (CVs, letters, etc.) prior to applying for residency.

We only accept applications through ERAS.

We offer positions only through the NRMP.

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 10 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.

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.

Application Process

The UAB Pediatric Residency Training Program only accepts 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 Pediatric Residency Program is 1007320C0. The NRMP number for UAB's Combined Med-Peds Residency Program is 1007700C0.

ERAS Link

ECFMG Link

Elective Rotations
For information on a visiting fourth-year elective in pediatrics, email the UAB Medical Student Services office visiting@uab.edu.

Visit the UAB GME website for Salary & Benefits.

Our department does not process observerships.  If you are interested in doing an observership, you should contact the division you would like to observe directly.