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We are delighted that you are considering the Pediatrics Residency as one of your potential training programs. The  University of Utah and Primary Children's Hospital is an incredible place to train and Salt Lake City and the entire state of Utah provides a landscape like any other in the nation.


Please see below for our specific requirements depending on degree, medical education location, and program you are applying to. If you have specific questions please contact us at the information provided at the bottom of this page. 


We look forward to potentially meeting you and best of luck to all on your interview trail!



    • Applications for all applicants will only be accepted through ERAS. 

    • A minimum of two letters of recommendation and a maximum of four may be submitted through ERAS. Our program does not require a Chairman's letter. 

    • The USMLE is NOT required. 

    • Applications for all applicants will only be accepted through ERAS. 

    • A minimum of two letters of recommendation and a maximum of four may be submitted through ERAS. Our program does not require a Chairman's letter. 

  • The following outlines our requirements for International Medical Graduates: 

    • Valid ECFMG certificate with Clinical Skills Assessment certification. 

    • Applications for all applicants will only be accepted through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). 

    • Green card, J-1 Visa (ECFMG-sponsored), or documentation of U.S. citizenship.

      • The University of Utah ONLY accepts J-1 visas with; No Exceptions. 

    • Evidence of a minimum of six months of experience in the United States, in which two of those months MUST BE clinical experience.

      • Research is not counted as clinical experience. 

    • Two letters of recommendation from U.S. physicians with whom you have worked. 

    • Medical School graduation date preferred within the last 5 years. 

    All applications receive a holistic review by our review committee, and selected applicants are invited for an interview. All interns (PGY-1) are selected through the National Resident Match Program.

    We welcome your application based on the above criteria. 



  • Submit an application to only the combined programs in ERAS (see below).

    • If you want to be considered and ranked for ONLY the combined program, please submit your application to that program only. If extended an interview, you will automatically be interviewed by both Program Directors.

    Combined Program ERAS IDs:

    • CHILD NEUROLOGY - 1732185C0
    • PEDIATRIC GENETICS - 1732765C0
    • MEDPEDS - 1732700CO
    • TRIPLE BOARD - 1732730C0


Pediatric Residency Interviews will be conducted as follows:
  • Interview Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
  • Interview Window: November 1st, 2023-January 17th, 2024

The University of Utah School of Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, or veteran status. 

  • Morning Session 

    • 8:00 AM Morning Conference  
    • 8:45 AM Welcome and Program Overview with Chief Residents & Program Director 
    • 10:00 AM Interview with Program Director 
    • 10:15 AM Interview with Resident 
    • 10:30 AM Faculty Interview #1 
    • 11:00 AM Faculty Interview #2 
    • 11:30 AM Wrap-Up with Program Director 
    • 12:00 PM Noon Conference  
    • 6:30 PM Happy Hour with Current Residents  

    Afternoon Session 

    • 8:00 AM Morning Conference  
    • 8:45 AM Welcome and Program Overview with Chief Residents & Program Director 
    • 12:00 PM Noon Conference  
    • 1:15 PM Interview with Program Director 
    • 1:30 PM Interview with Resident 
    • 1:45 PM Faculty Interview #1 
    • 2:15 PM Break 
    • 2:45 PM Faculty Interview #2 
    • 3:15 PM Wrap-Up with Program Director 
    • 6:30 PM Happy Hour with Current Residents  


We have adopted the recommendations of both the AAMC and Academic Alliance of Internal Medicine including the following regarding In-Person Visits: Without further evaluation of safeguards to maintain equity for applicants, AAIM recommends against in-person visits as part of the interview process, including in-person interviews, open houses, or program-sponsored second looks. Of note, applicants retain the option to visit cities, communities, and institutions on their own. 

The interview day is designed to provide you with a clear picture of our training program and includes multiple opportunities to ask questions of our residents, program leadership, and faculty. In the spirit of fairness to all applicants, second look visits will not impact an applicant’s ranking. On interview day, applicants will be provided contact information for program representatives for questions that arise after the interview.  

As a commitment to upholding the standards outlined in the NRMP Code of Conduct, our program follows the recommended guidelines on limited post-interview communication. We want to personally emphasize our dedication to creating a transparent, equitable, and stress-free experience for you as our applicants.

In line with these principles, we believe that steering clear of additional thank-you notes or emails post-interview is the way to go. We genuinely trust that the interview day is a significant opportunity for both our team to connect with you and for you to gain in-depth insights into our program.

Your understanding and cooperation mean a lot as we work together to make our selection process as smooth and meaningful as possible. Thank you for your interest in our program – we look forward to the journey ahead together

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Program Director

Bruce Herman

Bruce Herman, MD 

Program Manager

Ashley Boyington

Ashley Boyington

Program Coordinator

Tasha Falero

Tasha Falero 

Program Coordinator

Talena Manley

Talena Manley 



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