How to Apply to the Penn-CHOP Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Program

Application requirements

To apply to the Penn-CHOP Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Program:

  • You must be a graduate of a United States or Canadian medical school or you must have completed one year of formal, post-graduate training in a U.S. hospital.
  • You must have passed USMLE or COMLEX Part I. We require that you have taken and passed Step II before the start of training.
  • ECFMG Certificate (if applicable).

How to apply

  • Apply using the ERAS system, including personal statement, medical school transcript, and curriculum vitae.
  • Letters of recommendation: Up to 4 letters of recommendation, Dean's letter (MSPE) required, Chair's letter not required.

Sub-internships/acting internships do NOT need to be completed prior to application. Please contact us with any other questions about the application process.

Other requirements

To carry out its mission, it is of critical importance for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to keep our patients, families and workforce safe and healthy and to support the health of our global community. In keeping with this, CHOP has mandated all workforce members (including trainees) on site at any CHOP location for any portion of their time be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

This mandate also applies to workforce members or trainees performing work for CHOP at non-CHOP locations. Additionally, all workforce members based in or regularly scheduled to work at any New Jersey location are mandated to be both vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19, with booster timing consistent with applicable guidelines. The CHOP COVID-19 vaccine mandate is in alignment with applicable local, state and federal mandates. CHOP also requires all workforce members and trainees who work in patient care buildings or who provide patient care to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemption consideration for CHOP vaccine requirements for valid religious and medical reasons. Please note start dates may be delayed until candidates are fully immunized or valid exemption requests are reviewed. In addition, candidates other than those in positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, must attest to not using tobacco products.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected category. CHOP is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor seeking priority referrals for protected veterans.

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