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Apply for the Med-Peds Residency

UNMC's Internal Medicine-Pediatrics (Med-Peds) program offers extensive training to prepare residents for numerous career paths. We fully integrate trainees within each department so they can function as both an Internist and a Pediatrician.

Ready to apply? Follow the steps below.

Benefits

In addition to benefits and salary information for all UNMC residents and the benefits our Internal Medicine residents receive, the following is specific to our Med-Peds residents: 

  • IM and Peds educational funds each year
  • Formal mentor relationships in research and/or career fields, if desired
  • Annual class retreats for both IM and Peds
  • Tickets available to performing arts, Huskers football, NE and CU basketball
  • Ability to take up to six weeks of parental leave
  • Low/no-cost parking at all hospitals
  • BLS, ACLS, PALS and NRP course fees paid while in training
  • AAP and ACP memberships
  • Pediatric and Internal Medicine Board Review course in June of fourth year
  • Med/Peds Chief Resident elected by peers to advocate and support fellow residents
  • Emphasis on career-directed scheduling

Application Process for the Med-Peds Residency

Our program offers extensive training in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, preparing our residents for numerous career paths. We welcome applicants from a diverse set of backgrounds and life experiences. Due to our holistic review process, we will not start sending out invites until October 11, 2022.

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We look for candidates with excellent academic performance and a strong interest in general internal medicine and pediatrics as a stepping stone to an academic position, further subspecialty training, a hospitalist position or private practice. 

The Internal Medicine-Pediatric Program offers four positions each year. Interviews are by invitation only and are based on the applicant's academic performance, USMLE scores, letters of recommendation, and other accomplishments as detailed in the ERAS application. Interviews are conducted between October and January. 

ERAS is the Electronic Residency Application Service from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).  The Department of Internal Medicine-Pediatrics requires applications be submitted through the ERAS. University of Nebraska Medical Center participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). 

We invite you to apply to our training track: 1376700C0

 

Application Checklist

Before an invitation can be extended, we must have the following materials on file from ERAS:

  • ERAS application
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Dean's letter
  • Medical school transcripts
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty members - ideally one from Medicine and one from Pediatrics (or one from a Med-Peds faculty member, if possible). We value letters from people who know you best, even if that is someone outside of Medicine and/or Pediatrics.
  • A  third letter of recommendation from the department chair of Medicine or Pediatrics
  • Program director's letter/certification (if you had previous residency training in the U.S.)
  • International graduates should also submit their ECFMG status report, visa status and documentation of additional education and/or clinical experience in the United States, if applicable.

 

Interview

By invitation only, interviews are an important part of the match process and are held from October to January. Due to our holistic review process, the Med-Peds Residency Program will not start sending out invites until October 11, 2022.

 

The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) has guidelines for the interview and matching process that we take very seriously.  Within these guidelines, we want to make sure that you have all the information that you need to make the most important decision of your professional life.  We will work hard to address all your questions and concerns.  Per guidelines from the National Resident Matching Program:

  • We welcome your questions, and program directors and chief residents are available to answer your questions or to respond to concerns.
  • Post-interview correspondence is not required and will not influence your rank position. This includes thank-you cards.
  • There will be no post-interview communications initiated by the program.
  • We are required to provide a sample match contract.
International Applicants

International graduates also should submit their ECFMG status report, visa status and documentation of additional education and/or clinical experience in the United States, if applicable, with their ERAS application. 

Typically, international candidates who have been invited to interview have had the following characteristics:

  • Pass all USMLE exams on the first attempt.
  • J-1 Visa or US Naturalization. H1B sponsorship will be considered, but is not guaranteed. If H1B sponsorship is approved, but start date will be delayed, the program reserves the right to require a J-1 visa.
  • Graduation date within five years.
Equal Opportunity

The University of Nebraska Medical Center provides equal opportunity in education without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era in accordance with the University of Nebraska’s policy and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations.

 

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