Pediatrics Residency


How many years is pediatrics residency?

Pediatrics residency is a 3 years program.

What are the average scores for AMGs and IMGs wh match in pediatrics residency?

The average scores for AMGs who matched in Pediatrics in USMLE step 1 and 2 CK are 221 and 234 respectively.

For IMGs who matched in Pediatrics the average scores in USMLE step 1 and 2 CK are 217 and 221 respectively.

What are the interview questions for Pediatrics?

The pediatrics interview questions you will be asked are divided into 2 groups:

1- The Questions specific for pediatrics interviews, your answers to these questions will determine your position in the match rank, this is the link:

Pediatrics Residency Interview Questions and Answers

2- The general questions (common to all specialties) which you will be asked by the program director, faculty and chief residents. These questions are common in whatever specialty your are interviewing and are posted for free on this link: Interview Tips and Tricks: The Successful Match

What are the match statistics for Pediatrics?

About 68% of positions offered in the match go to AMGs and about 32% of positions go to IMGs. About 96% of AMGs who apply do match and about 51% of IMGs who apply do successfully match.

What should AMGs do to increase their chances to match in Pediatrics?

During your medical school rotations try to schedule your electives mainly in pediatrics to get touch-base with the attendings so you will get LORs fom them later on. Also you need a book to impress the faculty you are interacting with and increase your knowledge at the same time. Most people who match will have the ** Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics **. During interviews, at most of them, you will be asked about pediatrics books you have read, and having the answer ready, as above, will further push your ranking up in the NRMP match.

What should IMGs do to increase their chances in matching in Pediatrics?

Doing observerships and getting US LORs is an important part of your ERAS application where program directors will be looking for such information.

We also strongly recommend that you have the same book as AMGs in your shelf, namely the ** Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics ** as above. Applicants are also differentiated based on the knowledge and their interest in the domain they are applying to, so be ready.

Also, IMGs should apply to the same programs where we helped their peers to match in the previous years, these programs are found in many states as described in the below mentioned list. This is the full list of the IMG friendly pediatrics residency programs in pdf form which you can easily download it to your computer or any other device from: Pediatrics IMG Friendly Residency Programs List

For other specialties please check

I matched already, what should I do to survive pediatrics residency?

To survive pediatrics residency you will need to get some books which are needed to build up your knowledge and other books to help you pass the inservice and board exams. These books are traditionally recommended by program directors and widely used by residents, you can find them here:
** Recommended Pediatrics Books **