Application Instructions

The Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program utilizes the Association of American Medical Colleges' Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and participants in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).  Post-residency applications must be submitted through ERAS.  Paper applications will not be accepted.

To register with ERAS and review information regarding application procedures, requirements, and deadlines, please visit the ERAS website.

Please visit the NRMP for details regarding the match process and registration information.

Fellowship Program Coordinator

Meghan Stawitcke
750 Welch Rd., Suite 315
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: (650) 723-5711

The application, interview, and acceptance process for 2016 fellowships followed the outline below and has concluded. Our 2016 Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellows will be announced soon and will begin training on July 1, 2016. For those interested in applying for our 2017 fellowships, please check back later this year for more information. .

**New Recruitment Cycle** ERAS, in collaboration with the Organization of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Training Program Directors (ONTPD), announced the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Programs will transition from the 18-month December ERAS Application Cycle for fellows who will begin their training on or after July 2015.

Time of Year

Step in Application Process

July 1, 2015

Applicants begin applying to July cycle fellowship programs

July 15, 2015

Programs begin downloading applications

August - October 2015

Applicants interview with fellowship programs

August 26, 2015

Match List opens

October 21, 2015

Rank Order List opens

December 2, 2015

Rank Order List closes

December 16, 2015

Match Day

July 1, 2016

Fellowship training begins

Required Documentation to be Submitted via ERAS

Please submit a completed ERAS application, which includes the following documentation

- Medical School Transcript (certified English translation if from foreign institution)

- Three letters of recommendation (more than three is optional)

- Personal Statement

- Current CV

- USMLE transcript with scores to date

- MSPE/Dean's Letter (Required for U.S. medical schools; provide if available for foreign medical schools)

- Photograph for ERAS system (optional)

Out-of-State and Out-of-Country Scholars

All applicants must have completed their residency from an ACGME-accredited program in either the U.S. or Canada. The Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine welcomes out-of-state and out-of-country scholars; however, we do not provide advice or support for becoming legally able to practice medicine in the state of California. All post-residency fellows must have a California Medical License prior to beginning their fellowship. The post-residency fellowship program can accept applicants on J1 Visas but does not sponsor international medical school graduates on H1B Visas. Please visit the following web sites for more information:

California Medical License


ECFMG (Educational Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates)