How to Apply

Applicants must register with the National Resident Matching Program for PL-1 positions. We require an application using ERAS (the electronic system which allows applicants to transmit all application materials directly to our program via the Internet), a personal statement, three letters of recommendation (at least one from a pediatrician), a Dean's letter, a transcript of your medical school record, copies of USMLE scores or dates you plan to take them and a photograph to help us identify you.

International/Foreign, Canadian and osteopathic medical graduates should consult ERAS for application instructions.

Please note:

  • We sponsor only J-1 visas.
  • International medical school graduates must be ECFMG certified by the start of residency.
  • We do not have USMLE score requirements. We require passing scores on USMLE 1, 2CK and 2CS by start of residency.
  • We do not have a cut off for number of years since graduating medical school.  
  • Invitations to interview will be sent after October 1. 

Scheduling an Interview

After the applications are reviewed, qualified many applicants will be invited by email to interview. The large number of applications precludes us from offering interviews to all applicants. Interviews are held from late October through mid-January. Applicants who are invited to interview can self-schedule through Interview Broker. 

The Interview Day

You will be welcomed by the Program Director with breakfast and a brief introduction to the day. "Morning Report" follows with house staff and faculty, to allow you to become part of our daily case discussion. After a detailed orientation to our residency program and a resident led tour of the hospital, applicants have an opportunity to speak with a resident panel about their training experiences. Each applicant then has two faculty interviews. To end the day, house staff joins the applicants for lunch to discuss the program and life as a resident in Boston -- all in a relaxed and warm atmosphere. Applicants are also invited to an optional social gathering to get to know our residents in a candid and fun atmosphere.


Please direct all other questions to:

Adrianna Serrao
Tufts Children's Hospital
800 Washington Street #286
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-636-5078