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Department of Pediatrics

Quillen College of Medicine

Requirements to Apply

Application Process

The Pediatric Residency Program at East Tennessee State University participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We will only accept applications through ERAS.

The deadline to apply is November 30th of each year.

Basic Requirements:

  • USMLE Steps 1 & 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) and Clinical Skills (CS) or NBOME COMLEX Levels 1 & 2 Cognitive Evaluation (CE) and Performance Evaluation (PE) scores are required by February 1st.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who passed the USMLE or COMLEX exams on first attempt.
  • Step 3 is not required, but if you have taken it you must have passed on your first attempt.
  • Must be ECFMG certified. We require that you submit your ECFMG certificate through ERAS before February 1st.
  • We can only sponsor J-1 Visas.
  • Previous GME is not required
  • We prefer graduation from medical school be within the last two (2) years. If it has been longer than two years, include in writing, what you have been doing in the field of medicine.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation. Letters should be given by someone who has worked with you enough to make an accurate assessment of your abilities. We recommend letters written from the following:
    • Pediatric Department Chair or Program Director
    • Pediatric Faculty Member
    • Non-Pediatric Faculty Member (only 1 of 3)

Other important information:

  • Must submit to and pass a criminal background check once you match with our program
  • Seven (7) positions available for the 2021-2022 academic year
  • We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)
  • Preference will be given to applicants with US clinical experience

We will begin reviewing applications for the 2021-2022 academic year on October 21, 2020.

Applicants chosen to interview with our program will be notified via email through ERAS. Interviews will be held October through January.

ETSU is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution and is fully in accord with the belief that educational and employment opportunities should be available to all eligible persons without regard to age, sex, color, race, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation/gender identity


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