How to Apply

The University of Michigan Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program offers two positions every year in accordance with the Match agreement for pediatric fellowship programs. All applications should be submitted utilizing the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Please visit the ERAS website for details regarding importance dates, fees, how to register and apply, and frequently asked questions. Applications are typically accepted starting in early July with interviews conducted virtually from August to October. All Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship positions are offered through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

Eligible applicants must meet the following requirements:

    • Successful completion of an ACGME-accredited Pediatrics or Internal Medicine/Pediatrics residency program.
    • Successful completion of USMLE I, II, and III or COMLEX I, II, and III.
    • American Board of Pediatrics General Pediatrics eligibility or certification.
    • Hold an unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States.
    • Be a United States Citizen or permanent resident. J-1 visa holders will be considered.
    • Submission of an application, CV, personal statement, and three letters of recommendation as instructed through ERAS.

The University of Michigan, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine is dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity of all persons regardless of sex, race, nationality, age, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, veteran status, disability, or any other applicable legally protected status. Our policy follows the University of Michigan’s Graduate Medical Education policy on eligibility and selection. 

As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we are dedicated to holistically reviewing every applicant who would like to be considered for our program. We base our interview and rank decisions on the following:

  1. Readiness for Practice in a High Volume, High Complexity Medical Center: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is a busy, quaternary care medical center that cares for acutely ill and medically complex patients from throughout the state of Michigan and the Midwest region. We look for applicants who have excelled clinically at high volume and high complexity medical centers during residency or post-residency careers.
  2. Intellectual and scholarly curiosity: Our goal as a fellowship program is to develop our fellows academically within their area(s) of interest. This aim is aligned with the American Board of Pediatrics requirement that all fellows complete at least one scholarly activity during their fellowship training. We look for applicants who have intellectual curiosity, prior participation in scholarly activity, and a clear vision and goals for how fellowship training will augment their career within PHM.
  3. Leadership: Our program aims to train fellows to become leaders within the field of Pediatric Hospital Medicine. As such, we look for applicants who have demonstrated strong leadership skills and who have had leadership experience during medical school and residency.
  4. Commitment to Education: Our Pediatric Hospital Medicine fellows supervise and teach our talented residents and medical students in a variety of clinical and academic settings. We look for applicants who can create strong team dynamics in any setting and who have experience engaging in interprofessional education during medical school and residency. 
  5. Communication: Communication is key in both patient care and academic work. We look for applicants who can successfully communicate with patients and interdisciplinary team members from a variety of backgrounds, and can clearly express their goals, strengths, and areas for development.
  6. Dedication to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The University of Michigan is committed to the benefits that diversity brings. Our fellowship program believes combining different perspectives and fostering diverse approaches are critical to our success and excellence in our medical education, scholarship, and patient care missions. We aim for all fellows to graduate equipped with the knowledge and skills to drive equitable outcomes for our patients and their families and strive to recruit a fellowship class that reflects the diversity of our patient population. We look for applicants who have displayed interests and talents that serve our diverse community and who strive to create a culture that recognizes that our learning environment and patient care are enhanced by different perspectives.