Department of Pediatrics



Application Process


All applications must be submitted via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We do not accept paper applications. The application deadline is Oct. 30.


Review Process


There is not a single formula that effectively predicts who will be an outstanding resident. Therefore, we take a holistic approach to evaluating applications for consideration of an interview invitation. The factors we consider include:

Academic Performance

  • Medical School grades
  • MSPE – Medical School Performance Evaluation (aka the dean’s letter)
  • USMLE scores (No minimum score pass 1st attempt)

Letters of Recommendation (minimum three)

  • Individual letters of recommendation
  • Departmental (program director or pediatric clerkship director) letter of recommendation optional


  • Alpha Omega Alpha membership
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society membership


  • Personal statement
  • Research experience
  • Publications
  • Other experiences (e.g. volunteer and advocacy)

We welcome and encourage all who are interested to apply to our program. We carefully review all complete applications for consideration of an interview offer.


Osteopathic Graduates


We welcome applications from students at osteopathic medical schools. We have had a number of residents from osteopathic schools and they have done very well in our program. In additions, our faculty includes several graduates of osteopathic medical schools. Our primary goal is recruiting the best applicants possible, regardless of their training background.

We prefer that osteopathic students take the USMLE in addition to or instead of COMLEX because doing so facilitates comparison with the performance of allopathic medical students. However, we will consider those osteopathic applicants with COMLEX scores if > 500 on the first attempt. As noted, these criteria are used as guidelines only, and we will consider all complete applications on an individual basis.


Current Medical Student Electives


U.S. medical students interested in electives at Baylor should contact the Office of the Registrar. Baylor College of Medicine no longer accepts international medical students for the Visiting Medical Student Elective Program, unless it is through a reciprocal clinical training agreement developed through Baylor Global Initiatives.




Baylor will only accept those who are currently an M.D.

For those individuals who meet the requirement above and are interested in observerships please contact Claudia Flores Smith.