Application Process

All 2020-2021 interviews will be conducted online via Zoom from early November through mid-January.

All applications must be submitted through ERAS no later than December 1st, 2020.

All applications are considered without regard to race, religion, gender, or national origin. However, applicants must satisfy certain requirements for consideration:


  • 2 or more letters of recommendation

  • Dean's letter / MSPE

  • Medical School transcript

  • Passing score on USMLE / COMLEX Step 1 & 2 in no more than 2 attempts

  • Current ECFMG certification (if applicable, not required at time of interview)

We prefer a recent graduation date.  If an applicant did not graduate this academic year, they must demonstrate significant clinical experience since graduation. 

The Pediatric Residency program does accept foreign medical graduates.  However, SIU and its affiliated hospitals do not, as a matter of policy or practice, sponsor residents/fellows for H visas or benefits. We do sponsor J-1 visas. 

Inquiries may be forwarded to the Residency Program Coordinator:

Pediatric Residency Office

SIU School of Medicine
PO Box 19658
Springfield, IL 62794-9635

Phone: 1-800-718-2736
E-mail: pedsresidency@siumed.edu