How to Apply

All applicants must apply through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

A complete application consists of the following:

  • Dean’s letter
  • Transcript of grades
  • USMLE Step 1 scores
  • Personal statement
  • Three or four letters of recommendation written by physicians with whom you have worked during medical training
  • Foreign medical graduates will need a valid ECFMG certificate by the time of the interview

The Interview

All interview invitations will be sent to you via email through Interview Broker, an online system that will allow you to accept or decline your invitation and schedule (or reschedule) your interview date. Once you schedule an interview date, you will receive further information via email.

Scheduled applicants will be invited to a virtual social event hosted by our residents every Monday and Wednesday evening during the interview season. A Zoom link will be sent to you from a member of our Recruitment Committee.

As recommended by the AAMC, all pediatric residency interviews will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

Most interviews are held during October, November, December and January. We begin interviews in October; we do not interview during the December holiday break and we complete our interviewing season in January. If a student requests an earlier interview, we can accommodate him or her in October. We strive to conduct interviews in small groups so that we may provide you with personal attention during your visit.

The Department of Pediatrics has a policy of not pursuing additional recruiting activities after candidates’ visits. Please do not interpret this as a lack of interest. Washington University is eager to fill its ranks with enthusiastic, compassionate and able physicians.

Typical Interview Day Sample

8:40 - 8:45 am

Introduction & plan for the day

8:45 - 9:30 am Get to know our program with interim residency co-directors: Chrissy Hrach, MD and Patrick Reich, MD
9:30 - 9:40 am Break
9:40 - 10:20 am Q&A with the chief residents
10:20 - 10:30 am Break
10:30 - 10:55 am One-on-one interview with pediatric faculty
10:55 - 11:00 am Break
11:00 - 11:25 am One-on-one interview with pediatric faculty
11:25 - 11:35 am Morning wrap-up


Contact the residency program office or your interviewers with any questions:

Nikki Hollander, MHA, C-TAGME
Senior Residency Program Coordinator
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
One Children’s Place
Suite 3S34
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: 314-454-6148

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