How to Apply to our Pediatric Residency Program

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For further information about the application process, please contact Onyi Esochaghi, Pediatric Residency Administrator at: or 410-601-4164

How to Apply to our Pediatric Residency Program

GME Pediatric Application Process

Thank you for your interest in the The Herman and Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai Pediatric Residency Program. We look forward to recruiting interns for the 2024-2025 academic year. Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Our National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) number is 1249320C0 for the categorical three-year program.


US or LCME Accredited Medical School Applicants

Consideration will be given to MD and DO applicants from US/LCME accredited schools who meet the following criteria:

  • USMLE Step 1 and 2 or COMLEX Part 1 and 2 passed prior to December 2023
  • Graduation from medical school within the past 5 years


International Applicants

Consideration will be given to international medical students who meet the following criteria:

  • ECFMG certification.
  • USMLE Step 1 and 2 passed on first attempt.
  • If primary clinical experience was completed outside the United States, a minimum of 3 months hands-on US clinical experience is strongly recommended.
  • Graduation from medical school within the past 5 years and evidence of continued clinical exposures. Applicants who are currently in an ACGME-accredited fellowship in the US will also be considered.


Application Process

Applications are accepted through ERAS and must include the following:

  • CV
  • Personal statement
  • A minimum of 3 letters of recommendation  
  • Dean's letter
  • Transcripts
  • Board scores


Only applications sent through ERAS will be considered. Due to the volume of applications, no applications will be reviewed when sent by email. Email responses will be limited to applicants who have been invited to interview.


The deadline for submission of application materials is December 1, 2023 for the 2024-2025 academic year.


We encourage earlier submissions to allow a more complete evaluation. Selected applicants will be invited for a VIRTUAL INTERVIEW during which they will have the opportunity to learn more about the program, meet with current residents, virtually tour the facilities, and interview with members of the pediatric faculty.

The residency program begins mid-June 2024 with orientation. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training, Basic Life Support (BLS), and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) will be offered at orientation. All residents must hold an active PALS card.


It is strongly recommended that residents take the USMLE Step 3/COMLEX Part 3 exam within the first residency year at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.

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    How do I apply to your residency program?

    Applicants must apply to our program via the ERAS online system. Our program number is: 1249320C0

    When does your interview season begin and end?

    Our interview season is from mid-October through the end of January.

    How will I know whether I will be invited for an interview?

    The Recruitment Committee reviews all applications submitted via the ERAS system. If you are chosen for an interview, you will receive a personal message via ERAS from the Residency Administrator inviting you to schedule an interview.

    Does your program accept COMLEX scores or only USMLE?

    Yes, we accept COMLEX scores from applicants who attended an osteopathic medical school.

    How many applicants will you interview this year?

    We receive approximately 1500 applications per year, and we interview approximately 190 candidates.

    How many residents are accepted into your program each year?

    A typical intern class is composed of 8 categorical pediatric residents.

    What kind of visa does your residency program accept from International Medical Graduates?

    The program sponsors J-1 visas only. International medical graduates must obtain work authorization by contract start date.

    Is U.S. clinical experience required for International Medical Graduates?

    The program strongly prefers applicants who have at least 3 months of US clinical experience.

    If I am selected for an interview, what will my interview day be like?

    Our interview day begins with a program introduction and presentation by program leadership. This will be followed by a virtual tour of the hospital. You will then have interviews with two pediatric faculty members and a 1-on-1 meeting with the program director. You will have the opportunity to experience a virtual case conference with our residents and faculty. The day will end with a wrap-up session with program leadership and Q&A.

    How can I schedule a medical student elective at your hospital?

    Student electives are scheduled through our Graduate Medical Education department. Please visit this website for more information.