Application Process

Only applications sent through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) will be accepted.

To be considered for selection, we must have the following:

  • The completed ERAS application form
  • A personal statement
  • Three to four letters of recommendation from faculty who are well acquainted with you from medical school (or your current training program)
  • A Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • A medical school transcript
  • Your score on Parts I (and II, if available) of the USMLE and the CSA

Selected applicants will be invited for personal interviews which offer an opportunity to tour our facilities and meet with many of our faculty and residents. An interview is a prerequisite for ranking by our department in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Information for applicants from osteopathic schools:

  • We accept COMLEX scores (instead of or in addition to USMLE scores)
  • Our program has helped multiple previous graduates to receive recognition from the American Osteopathic Association (through resolution 42) for their PGY-1 year in our program.

If you have any questions regarding applying to our residency program, please contact our Residency Coordinator:

Grace Polanco
Pediatric Residency Coordinator
gpolanco@peds.umaryland.edu
410-328 6662


Salary, Benefits, and Employment Requirements 2012-2013

Salary and Benefits can be viewed through the office of Graduate Medical Education

Retreats

  • Full-day Annual Retreats are held for PL1's, PL2's, and PL3's.
  • Interns have an additional retreat during Intern Orientation
  • PL1's have full-day Educational Seminars including a Supervisory Symposium and a Child Maltreatment Seminar

Educational and Professional Advancement

  • AAP membership, including all member benefits
  • Certification in PALS and NRP
  • A major pediatric textbook and board review materials
  • On-line access to University of Maryland Health Sciences Library, facilitating searches through the most recent literature
  • Funding for travel to a national pediatric conference when presenting a clinical case, project, or research

Other Benefits:

  • Maternity Leave (6 weeks paid leave; longer leave is possible, but requires an extension of training)
  • Paternity Leave (2 weeks paid leave)
  • Free parking
  • Pagers
  • Two white lab coats plus laundering services
  • Two sets of scrubs
  • Membership in the Employee Credit Union
  • Use of Medical Center athletic facility at a nominal cost
  • Meal tickets for nights on call (Additional tickets can be earned by timely completion of discharge summaries)
  • Moonlighting opportunities are available to residents, starting in the PL2 year

Employment Requirements

You will be required to have a pre-employment physical which will include proof of vaccination and/or titers for MMR, varicella, hepatitis B and also a urine drug screen.

This page was last updated: May 6, 2014

         
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