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Application and Interview Process

Akron Children’s Hospital accepts only categorical pediatric residents.

Applicants must submit their application through the Electronic Residency Application system (ERAS) no later than November 15. Paper applications and letters of recommendation will not be accepted.

Interviews will be conducted on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from October through mid-December.

Requirements for an Interview

  • Completed ERAS application form
  • USMLE step I & II, including CS, passed on the first attempt. Only official copies of scores will be accepted
  • COMLEX/NBOME step I & II  including CS passed for osteopathic students on the first attempt with a score of 500 or higher. Only official copies of scores will be accepted
  • Passed all medical school courses and rotations on the first attempt
  • Dean's letter
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • 3 letters of recommendation

Applicants must be no more than one year out of medical school by the beginning of residency. Exceptions will be made for residents who are transferring into our program after having begun or completed a residency program elsewhere.

Applicants must have never been placed on probation during medical school, in a residency or fellowship program, or during the practice of medicine.

When ranking our residency program, please use this:  NRMP #1895320C0 Institution Childrens Hospital-NEOMED-OH-Akron, OH

Additional Requirements for Foreign Medical Students

  • Valid ECFMG certificate prior to starting the residency program (copy provided to coordinator)
  • We accept, but do not sponsor only the J-1 visa


All of the above information must be submitted before an application can be reviewed.  In addition, all interviews are by invitation.  If you have been selected, we will contact you using the information on your application.  

Prospective employees (including residents) who test positive for nicotine will have their offer of employment rescinded and will not be permitted to start working.

Akron Children's requires that all applicants must have passed parts I and II, including CS, of their respective boards prior to starting residency.


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