How to Apply

Instructions for application

Our three-year Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program seeks physicians who will have completed two to three years of training in an ACGME-approved pediatric residency program and who are eligible to sit for the American Board of Pediatrics certifying examination.

American medical graduates must have an unrestricted license in order to practice in the State of Pennsylvania and graduate medical training licenses to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Acceptance into the program may be delayed until all parts of the National Board Examination have been passed.

Foreign medical graduates must have a valid ECFMG certificate, U.S. pediatric training, pediatric training, a graduate medical training license, and an unrestricted license in order to practice in the State of Pennsylvania. As a result, acceptance into the program may be delayed until all parts of the National Board Examination have been passed.

Application procedure

Our fellowship program participates in the ERAS universal application process and the National Residency Matching Program. Please visit the ERAS website at for an application, information about our program and important deadlines. The NRMP website is at

The following information should be uploaded into the ERAS program:

  1. Completed online application
  2. Current photograph
  3. Personal statement
  4. At least three letters of recommendation, including at least one from a neonatologist who has worked with the applicant and one from the Program Director. Applicants are advised to provide the Common Letter of Reference (LOR) developed by the Organization of Neonatal Training Program Directors to all referees.
  5. Dean's letter or MSPE (Medical School Performance Evaluation)
  6. Medical school transcript
  7. Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the USMLE, taken within the 7-year time frame as required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or equivalent scores
  8. If a graduate of a medical school outside the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico, a valid ECFMG certificate or one that does not expire prior to the start of the fellowship
  9. If a not a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident, a copy of current, appropriate visa

Tentative Deadlines

The Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship is moving to a Fall match for 2015.

Applicants may register with ERAS on June 18, 2014, to start working on their applications. On July 1, 2014, applicants may begin loading documents into ERAS. Fellowship programs may begin downloading applications on July 15, 2014.

We will schedule interviews in August, September and October of 2014. Since the recruiting cycle is so compressed and we will have a limited number of interview spots, we urge candidates to have their applications in ERAS complete by Aug. 15, 2014.

Match results will be released in November 2014 for fellowships to begin on July 1, 2015.

The minimum application materials needed to be considered for an interview include:

Applicants are advised to access their file frequently to ensure timely submission of all components of their application. A personal interview is required for applicants who will be ranked for matching, and the Division of Neonatology can offer up to $200 (plus hotel for out-of-town candidates) to offset travel expenses.


Anne Goldblatt, MA
Division of Neonatology
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
Suite 416 ARC
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399
Email Anne Goldblatt 

Date: January 2014

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