Pediatric Residency Programs for IMG's in 2021 - IMGPrep

Pediatric Residency Programs for IMG’s in 2021

May 25, 2021


Pediatric Residency Programs

Pediatrics is the post-graduate branch of medicine that involves the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents.  Pediatrics requires three years of postgraduate specialty training post-medical school prior to certification. There are currently 210 Pediatric Residency Training Programs in the United States.

While there are many top Pediatric Residency training programs, according to US News and world report the best pediatric residency programs are as follows

University of Pennsylvania (Perelman)

Harvard University

University of Cincinnati

Johns Hopkins University

University of California–San Francisco

Which Pediatric Residency Program suits you?

When an applicant for Residency training decides to pursue pediatric residency training they must submit their application to ERAS- Electronic Residency Application Service. Does an applicant face an important task out of the list of pediatric residency programs which are the best pediatric residency programs for them?

IMGPrep’s Customizable Pediatric Residency Program Lists can take the guesswork out of selecting the best programs for you to apply.

Meet Jarred! Pediatric Residency candidate 2021. Jarred is from Canada and is a 2021 graduate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He has a 221 in his USMLE Step 1, and a 231 in his USMLE Step 2CK. He is looking for a J-1 Visa. He wants to be a Pediatrician


Your Medical School:

USMLE Step 1 Score:

Or Select

USMLE Step 2 Score:

Graduation date:

US Clinical Experience?

Visa Sponsorship?

IMG Pathway

S – USMLE Step 1 221, USMLE Step 2CK 231

U – No US Clinical Experience

V – J-1 Visa

Y – 2021 Graduate

Applying to all 210 Pediatric Residency Programs would be a waste of resources and time and effort if, for example, he applied to programs that simply don’t offer J-1 Visas, or to programs that have minimum USMLE score cut-off requirements that his scores don’t meet. 

Instead, Jarred needs to compare his  SUVY against real-world data regarding Pediatric Residency Programs to target only those programs for which he is actually competitive.

S = Score USMLE U = US Clinical Experience  V = Visa Y = Year of Graduation. By Entering his SUVY into IMGPreps search box Jarred will be provided a customized IMG Friendly Pediatric Residency list. Jarreds Pediatric Residency Program List will also denote which pediatric residency Programs have current residents / Alumni from RCSI  Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. The customized residency program list will also tell Jarred the percent of IMGs in each pediatric residency program.

Applying for Pediatric Residency Programs

How many Pediatric Residency Programs should I apply to?

Pediatric Residency applicants that have completed the requirements of the qualification for the US Residency Match should begin researching Pediatric Residency Programs minimum requirements to see if they are a good fit and would qualify to be considered for an interview. 

Step 1 Set a budget. 

There are 210 Pediatric Residency Programs which leads to over 5,300 dollars solely in application fees as noted above this would be a waste of time and resources as each pediatric residency program has a unique set of parameters. 

Step 2 Customize your list of Pediatric Residency Programs

Applicants may also look at additional programs such as combination medicine-pediatrics residency programs

Search for the Best Pediatric Residency Program based on your SUVY!

IMGPrep Who we are and what we offer?

IMGPrep Customized Pediatric Residency Program Lists do far more than filter by SUVY. IMGPrep’s lists treat each applicant as a unique individual, and tailor results in a way that is truly unprecedented. No other program out there offers anything close to this degree of detail and analysis!

IMGPrep’s Residency Program Lists offers a distinct, competitive advantage to applicants as they decide which programs to apply.  

If you know your SUVY, then let’s get started in identifying the most competitive U.S. Residency Programs for you!

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