Application Process

To be considered for the position of Fellow in Pediatric Surgery, candidates should have met the following requirements:

  1. Doctorate of Medicine
  2. Completion of an approved general surgery residency
  3. Eligible to take qualifying examination in General Surgery
  4. Passed the American Board of Surgery In-training Examination
  5. ATLS and PALS Certifications

Candidates must be registered with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). The NRMP website can be found at Applications may be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Individuals applying to our program can submit their materials through the ERAS system. The ERAS website can be found at:

A complete ERAS application includes:

  • Dean’s Letter
  • Medical School transcript
  • ERAS generated Curriculum Vitae
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation – One should be from the Department Chair and/or Program Director of the surgery program where you are currently enrolled
  • Personal Statement – A statement of your goals and reasons for your interest in Pediatric Surgery
  • USMLE Board scores
  • ABSITE scores
  • List of your publications

Application Deadline:

December 31, 2018 (for the program year beginning August 1, 2020)

We will have three interview dates and interview no more than eight candidates each day. We will begin our applicant selection process on December 1, 2018. Please have ALL of the required documentation uploaded into ERAS prior to December 1st. The University of Texas will pay for the candidates hotel on Wednesday evening prior to their interview on Thursday. Scottie Wahlstrom, Residency Administrator will coordinate the hotel arrangements.

Interview Process:

Personal interviews are by invitation only after your application and supporting documentation has been reviewed. Interviews are scheduled on one of the dates listed below. Each interview includes a visit with the Chairman of the Department of Pediatric Surgery, attending faculty members, and residents in the program and a tour of Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.

2019 Interview Dates:

  • Interview dates will be January 17th, February 21st and March 28th


Stipends and fringe benefits are administered through The University of Texas System Medical Foundation. Residents are appointed at stipend levels reflecting their years of prior training creditable toward board certification in their current specialty. The 2018-2019 annual stipend for a PGY-6 is $67,904 and a PGY-7 is $70,199. The annual stipend is increased periodically.

Benefits are provided to house staff through the University of Texas System Medical Foundation.

For more detailed information please access our Summary of Benefits program.