How to Apply

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Dear Prospective Med-Peds Trainee,

We very much recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic has been quite disruptive to our usual processes and routines. First, and foremost, please try to minimize your worry about how the residency interview process will unfold. We understand that the pandemic has affected students’ educational experiences in a number of ways- shortening or delaying clerkships; not allowing opportunities for visiting rotations; rescheduling/cancelling USMLE/COMLEX exams. While we all struggle to get more comfortable with the many things beyond our control, please rest assured that students applying to the Med-Peds program at Michigan Medicine will NOT be penalized if they are unable to submit all their materials by the time ERAS opens on October 21st due to extenuating circumstances.

Glass half full, this year’s interview process will be new to each of us. While we will all need to remain flexible and “roll” with uncertainty at times, we will do our very best to learn with you and for this to be a positive experience.

Please do not hesitate to reach out at any time with questions (medpeds@umich.edu). We wish each of you much success during the coming interview season and very much look forward to meeting with you during the coming months!

Warmest regards,

Michael Lukela, MD, SFHM, FACP, FAAP
Director, Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program
Michigan Medicine

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 2ND

All applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Information on this service can be obtained through your Dean's Office or the ECFMG.

We anticipate extending invitations to interview between October 30th and December 7th. Due to the high number of applications, we are unable to give status updates. However, if you have any other questions, please contact us:

University of Michigan Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program
E-mail: medpeds@umich.edu | Phone: (734) 936-4385

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • All candidates must participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

  • All candidates must have taken and passed the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step I and USMLE Step II CS and CK. Scores must be submitted prior to rank list submission.

  • COMLEX scores may be submitted by candidates who completed their education at osteopathic medical schools; however, USMLE scores are preferred for all candidates.

  • All applicants must have completed at least one year of clinical training in a LCME- or ACGME-approved program. This year must include hands-on patient care, for which the student/resident has taken an active role demonstrating responsibility for patient care and outcome.

  • To be considered for selection, candidates must be a citizen of the United States, carry a J-1 visa, or have permanent resident status (Green Card).

  • Applications must include a Dean's letter and no more than 3-4 letters of recommendation. At least one letter must be from the Chair in the Department of Internal Medicine or the Chair in the Department of Pediatrics.

  • Additional information regarding our core programs in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics is available through their respective websites.

Additional information regarding our core programs in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics is available through their respective websites.

OUR SELECTION PROCESS

  • We have always used a comprehensive, holistic review process. Each applicant’s achievements are reviewed in his/her/their context to gain a better understanding of his/her/their aptitudes, interests, and career goals.

  • We do NOT use filters to screen in/out candidates based on USMLE/COMLEX scores, election to honor societies, etc.

  • We do NOT have minimum USMLE/COMLEX scores that we use during the review process.

  • Applicants who are offered an interview will be asked to complete a very brief supplemental form (2 questions) so that we can personalize your interview experience.

OUR INTERVIEW PROCESS

  • We anticipate extending interview invitations between October 30th and December 7th.

  • We never offer more interviews than we have spots available.

  • Applicants have 2 weeks to schedule an interview once extended an invitation. After two weeks have elapsed, their interview position may be given to another applicant (unless we have been contacted directly to discuss scheduling).

  • Students offered an interview have the option to be added to a wait list for a specific date based on his/her/their scheduling needs if the preferred interview date is full.

  • Applicants will have three 1:1 interviews during the interview day with the following faculty: the Program Director; an Assistant Program Director; and a Med-Peds faculty member. Further details regarding the interview day will be posted during the coming weeks.

  • If cancelling an interview that has already been scheduled, we ask applicants to do so with at least 2-weeks’ notice prior to the interview day. Although interviews will be virtual, we would like to provide all candidates with the ability to plan for their interview day with as much advance notice as possible.

ANTICIPATED INTERVIEW DATES FOR 2020-2021

HELPFUL TIPS TO PREPARE YOUR APPLICATION AND INTERVIEW AT MICHIGAN MEDICINE

  • All interviews will be conducted “virtually” during the coming year. This applies to all applicants, including students at the University of Michigan, even if they may be able to visit in person. We will use “Zoom” as our interview platform, so now is a great time to familiarize yourself with its functionalities. In the event you are unable to use this platform, please contact us at medpeds@umich.edu once you have received an invitation to interview and we will work out an individualized plan.

  • Please submit your curriculum vitae (CV) and personal statement to ERAS by October 21st.

  • Encourage faculty who are writing letters of support to have your letter completed and submitted prior to October 21st if possible.

  • Work with your medical schools to submit transcripts and your Dean’s Letter (MSPE) as close to October 21st as possible. We understand that some experiences (e.g. sub-I’s or A-I’s may not have been completed or grades will not be available- no worries).

  • If you experience difficulty in being able to submit your personal materials, or for others to complete their components to support your application, please contact us directly to discuss your circumstances (medpeds@umich.edu) so that we can discuss how best to support you.