How to Apply

All applicants must apply through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

A complete application consists of the following:

  • Dean’s letter
  • Transcript of grades
  • USMLE Step 1 scores
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation written by physicians with whom you have worked during medical training
  • Foreign medical graduates will need a valid ECFMG certificate by the time of the interview

The Interview

All interview invitations will be sent to you via email through Interview Broker, an online system that will allow you to accept or decline your invitation and schedule (or reschedule) your interview date. Once you schedule an interview date, you will receive further information from our office.

The residency program will pay for and arrange accommodations for one night at the Parkway Hotel when reservations are made through the house staff office. The hotel is on campus at the Washington University Medical Center near an historic neighborhood, featuring great architecture, award-winning cafes, shops and fine art galleries. The hotel has an indoor connection to the hospital.

Scheduled applicants will be invited to a social event hosted by our residents every Monday and Thursday evening during the interview season. You will receive more information regarding the Monday night and Thursday night social event once you are scheduled.

Most interviews are concentrated in the three months following the mailing of medical school deans’ letters — November, December and January. We begin interviews in October; we do not interview during the December holiday break and we complete our interviewing season in January. If a student requests an earlier interview, we can accommodate him or her in October. We strive to conduct interviews in small groups so that we may provide you with personal attention during your visit.

The Department of Pediatrics has a policy of not pursuing additional recruiting activities after candidates’ visits. Please do not interpret this as a lack of interest. Washington University is eager to fill its ranks with enthusiastic, compassionate and able physicians.

Sample Interview Day

7:15 am Arrive
7:30 am Resident Morning Report
8:15 am Overview with Dr. Andrew White, Residency Program Director
9:15 am Family-Centered Rounds on the General Pediatric Floors
10:00-11:30 am One on One Interviews with Pediatric Faculty
12:00 pm Lunch & Conference
1:00 pm Coffee & Dessert with Residents
1:30 pm Hospital Tour
2:30 pm End of Interview Day


Contact the residency program office or your interviewers with any questions:

Darren Murphy
Residency Coordinator
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
One Children’s Place
Suite 3S34
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 454-6006

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