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Application Deadline: October 1, 2014

Thank you for your interest in our residency program. We begin interviews in mid-October. Completed applications must be received by October 1, 2014, to be considered for the 2015 Match.

Here are the steps you need to follow to apply:

  1. Register with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for an R1 position.
  2. Complete your application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). All applications to our residency program must come through ERAS.
  3. A complete application consists of the ERAS Common Application Form (CAF), medical school transcript, personal statement, USMLE scores (Part 1), Dean's letter and three letters of recommendation. 
  4. USMLE Step 1 must be taken prior to application and Step 2 must be taken before the match; you may not have any fails on either exam.
  5. Graduation from medical school no earlier than 2013–14, or, since graduation, participation in a U.S. accredited residency or fellowship program or other post-graduate education
  6. If applicable, ECFMG certification.

We limit our interview days to 11 applicants per day, so once you receive an invitation to interview, please contact us at your earliest convenience to schedule your interview date.

Alaska Track

There is a separate match number to apply to the Alaska Primary Care Track. To be considered for both the straight categorical program and the Alaska Primary Care Track, you must apply to each separately using their individual match numbers.

Please note that the interview process for the Alaska Track will involve an interview in Seattle and Anchorage. Should you decide to apply to both the categorical program and the Alaska Primary Care Track, you will only need to interview in Seattle once, and we will work to coordinate your interview in Anchorage during the same trip. In consideration of the additional cost involved with the two-step interview process of the Alaska Track, you will be reimbursed a portion of the cost of your travel to Anchorage.

Interview Dates

Please visit the UW Pediatric Residency Program events calendar.

If you are participating in the couples match, please email us the name of your matchmate and the residency program to which he or she is applying. Although it is not always possible, we will make every effort to coordinate your visit.

Consider an Early Interview

October is a wonderful time to visit Seattle. The summer crowds have gone but the summer weather still lingers. We conduct interviews beginning in October to allow us to keep each interview day small and personal.

Although your file will not be complete at the time of an October interview, please be assured we consider all new information provided to us prior to our selection committee meeting in February 2015.

If you are interested in being considered for an October interview, we will need to have received your CAF, personal statement, a copy of your medical school transcript and at least one letter of recommendation. 

Once you have submitted these items through ERAS, please contact us directly to let us know you are interested in an early interview and we will review your file. Please note, however, that a request for an early interview should not be considered a guarantee of an interview.

Physician-Scientist Interview Days

We have two interview opportunities more specifically geared toward physician-scientists. The two physician-scientist days will be November 20 and December 18. 

On these dates, applicants interested in a career that involves basic science or translational research will spend Wednesday or Friday at Seattle Children’s interviewing and Thursday meeting with research faculty. 

Please contact us if you are interested in this opportunity to explore the exciting research taking place at Seattle Children’s and the University of Washington.

Spend an Extra Day in Seattle

Your interview day takes place at Seattle Children’s. If you have interest in visiting Harborview Medical Center, a continuity clinic site or the University of Washington, or spending time on rounds with the residents, please consider spending an additional day in Seattle. We will be happy to work with you to individualize the experience.

Our residents often have social events scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at local restaurants or brewpubs during applicant season. This is an opportunity to meet residents outside the hospital in an informal setting and enjoy some of the sights and sounds of Seattle. Details of social events will be sent to you once your interview date is scheduled.

Diversity Dinners

These informal dinners are designed to give applicants from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine a chance to get to know a few members of the Resident Diversity Committee. While at dinner you can ask any questions you might have, and we can give you a little taste of what Seattle has to offer. The diversity dinners this recruitment season will be held on October 25, November 15, December 6 and January 10. If you are interested in obtaining more information or attending a dinner, please contact us.

For More Information

Please feel free to contact us with questions:

University of Washington School of Medicine
Pediatric Residency Program
Seattle Children's Hospital
4800 Sand Point Way NE, OC.7.830
Seattle, WA 98105

Phone: 206-987-2525 

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