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Department of Pediatrics

Admissions

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We accept applications from individuals completing or who have completed an ACGME-accredited, or equivalent, residency in Pediatrics or Medicine-Pediatrics prior to the onset of their fellowship.  We also accept applications from individuals who are completing or have completed an ACGME-accredited, or equivalent, fellowship program and are interested in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine as a secondary fellowship.  Potential applicants should familiarize themselves with the requirements from the American Board of Pediatrics and may contact the Program Coordinator for more information.  Graduates of foreign medical schools must be able to meet the ACGME requirements as well as the Health Professions Educational Assistance Act of 1976 (USPL 94-484) of the U.S. Immigration and National Act in order to be considered for our three-year fellowship program. Additionally, it is expected that applicants will be able to obtain full physician licensure from the Texas Medical Board (TMB) soon after matriculating into our program. A TMB Physician-In-Training Permit may be used to start the program, though a full license is preferred.

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Deadlines

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Our program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.  Hence, applicants are required to register with each organization.

An applicant to our program, should thoroughly review the ERAS section on “Training in a Residency or Fellowship”.  In particular, applicants should familiarize themselves with the sections on Important Dates and ERAS Tools & Worksheets for Fellowship Applicants, especially the “ERAS Fellowship Applicant Checklist.”  In addition to the contents on the checklist, we request at least 3 letters of recommendation and a recent curriculum vitae.

For more information go to the ERAS website or contact the ERAS help desk at 202-862-6264 or myeras@aamc.org.
 
Note: All documents should be transmitted through the ERAS system. Please do not send any documents to our program.

Applicants to our program should also thoroughly review the information on “Intro to Fellowship Matches” located on the NRMP website, including the section pertaining to The Match Process and The Match Calendars for the Pediatric Specialties Match.  

ERAS and NRMP are separate organizations and, thus, require separate registrations in order to participate in the services of each.

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Interview Process Information

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All interview invitations will be sent via ERAS e-mail in the first week of August, with the earliest interview starting in early September. Candidates can choose from the dates available on ERAS. Our interviews are scheduled on Thursdays and will be done virtually this year due to the pandemic. For up-to-date information on how Baylor College of Medicine is responding to the pandemic, visit our Coronavirus website.

If selected to interview, we will reach out to you regarding the details of your virtual interview once you have selected a date in ERAS. If you wish to speak to someone regarding our fellowship program or our application process, feel free to contact our Academic Coordinator, Nyasha Kagoro at 832-826-6208

The purpose of the interview is to permit the candidate to discuss the program and its philosophies with faculty. It also provides the candidate an opportunity to meet representative faculty and fellows at all levels of training. Please notify us in advance if there is a specific faculty member (either clinical or research based) that you have a particular interest in meeting. Also, please inform the program if there are any personal issues (i.e. your spouse’s employment, schools) that can be addressed during the interview day.

 

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All interview invitations will be sent via ERAS e-mail in the first week of August, with the earliest interview starting early September. Candidates can choose from the dates available on ERAS. Our interviews are scheduled on Thursdays and include an optional dinner with the fellows the Wednesday night prior at approximately 7-7:30 p.m. Interviews typically last a full day and will be held during the time frame listed below. Once you have selected a date in ERAS, we will reach out to you regarding the details of your visit or you can contact Ms. Nyasha Kagoro at (832) 826-6208 for more information.

Interview visits require a minimum of one full day and many applicants choose to spend one and a half days with us. Overnight accommodation for one night at a hotel within the Medical Center will be arranged and covered by the Critical Care Section. If you wish to speak to someone regarding our fellowship program or our application process, feel free to contact our Academic Coordinator, Ms. Nyasha Kagoro at (832) 826-6208. Interviews generally begin in the early morning and last until late afternoon. The day consists of interviews with faculty, lunch with fellows with a tour of the facilities and administrative staff to discuss licensing and credentialing requirements for Texas.

The purpose of the interview is to permit the candidate to discuss the program and its philosophies with faculty. It also provides the candidate an opportunity to meet representative faculty and fellows at all levels of training. Please notify us in advance if there is a specific faculty member (either clinical or research based) that you have a particular interest in meeting. Also, please inform the program if there are any personal issues (i.e. your spouse’s employment, schools) that can be addressed during the interview day.