Application Process

The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Pediatrics Residency Program accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) only and cannot accept applications in any other format. The school does not offer positions outside of the Match.

Note: We are currently not accepting applications from international medical graduates regardless of citizenship.

Completed applications include:

  • ERAS Application
  • MSPE (Dean's letter) or equivalent
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcripts
  • Medical school transcript
  • Minimum of 3 letters of recommendation with at least one being from a Pediatric rotation (preferred)
  • Detailed education and work history
  • Personal statement
  • Passport-sized photograph

Applications are accepted and reviewed at the beginning of the season and interviews are conducted from October through December. Applicants meeting interview criteria set forth by the recruitment committee are sent invitations through ERAS email as soon as their applications have been reviewed and processed.

Interview dates are available to invited candidates on a first-come, first-serve basis. We maintain a cancellation/waiting list for all dates and can sometimes accommodate requests for dates previously filled if space subsequently becomes available. During the 2021-2022 ERAS season, all interviews will be conducted via Zoom on Mondays, starting October 4th, 2021, through the end of December.

Interview Schedule

  • Sunday Night (before your interview day) - Zoom meet and greet session, from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. PST, with current UNLV Pediatrics Residents.

  • Monday - We will have two interview groups: morning session from 8:30 - 11 a.m. PST and an afternoon session from 12:30 - 3 p.m. PST, which, if invited, you will partake in one. During this time, you will be interviewed by our program leadership and faculty, watch virtual tours, learn more about the program and life in Las Vegas.

Selection Overview

Selection for Interview

  • A score is used to determine if a candidate will be invited for an interview. Components of the score include but are not limited to:
    • USMLE/COMLEX scores
    • Letters of Recommendation
    • MSPE
    • Personal Statement
  • Invitation to Interview
    • An applicant will be notified through ERAS that they have been chosen for an interview.
    • The ERAS Scheduler will be utilized to schedule interviews
  • Interview Schedule
    • Interviews will be on Mondays only from October to December
    • Each candidate will be required to participate in the interview process
    • Interviews will be conducted via Zoom platform
  • Meet and Greet
    • You will receive a Zoom invitation for a Sunday evening dinner session with our residents, the night before your interview day.
    • You will have the opportunity to speak and virtually hang out with 3-5 residents that evening
  • Interview Day
    • Prior to your interview, an email will be sent with instructions and your designed itinerary for the day
    • You will interview either in the morning or the afternoon on your scheduled interview day
    • Virtual tours of the two affiliated children’s hospital will occur on the day of the interview

Rank List

  • A ranking score will be used to determine how a candidate will be ranked. This score is comprised of the following components but is not limited to:
    • Selection Score
    • Interview Score
    • Las Vegas interest/connection