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Application Information  

We welcome applicants from a diverse set of backgrounds and life experiences. We are committed to building an inclusive community of trainees and faculty who foster diversity within our residency program. 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 4 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:

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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
  • Three letters of recommendation (Typically applicants submit one from Medicine, one from Pediatrics and if possible one from Med-Peds faculty members.)
  • Department Chair Letter (We highly recommend that one letter come from the department chair from either side.)
  • Program Director's Letter/Certification (if 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.

International Medical Graduates  

We are frequently asked for specific criteria for International Medical Graduates. Typically, IMG 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 5 years.

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.

NRMP Communication Guidelines  

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.  Please keep the policies below in mind.

Post-Interview Correspondence:

  • We welcome any questions you have at any time – all program directors and chief residents have been officially designated as available to answer your questions or to respond to concerns.
  • While specific questions are welcome and will be promptly answered, post-interview correspondence is not in any way required and will not influence your rank position. This includes thank you cards.
  • There will be no program initiated post-interview communications.

Contract Sample

  • We are required by the Match Agreement to provide a sample contract you would be expected to sign if you match to our program.  Please review our 2020-2021 House Officer Contract for more information about GME at UNMC.

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