Application Process

PGY-1 positions are offered only through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). All applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Three letters of reference, in addition to your Dean's letter, and your USMLE scores should be included in your ERAS application.

Additional information is available for medpeds applicants.

Requests for additional info should be directed to:

Karen Ariemma Karen Ariemma
Residency Coordinator
Pediatric Residency Office
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
50 N. Dunlap, Box 20
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: 901-287-6210
Toll Free: 800-733-6371
Fax: 901-287-4581


A visit to our program is required. We are proud of our residents, program, facilities and city and would like to share them with you. During the interview day you will meet with faculty and interns and residents, and will tour Le Bonheur and St. Jude.

Interviews will begin the last week of October 2014 and will conclude in January 2014. All interviews are scheduled on Mondays and Tuesdays. There are several Thursday dates offered as well.

The night before your interview you will be invited to a dinner hosted by one of our pediatrics residents. This gives you a chance to talk to several of our interns and residents in a fun, informal setting. Transportation to and from the dinner will be provided.

The interview day will provide you with as much information about our program as possible while giving us an opportunity to get to know you

Hotel accommodations will be provided for the evening before you interview. Transportation from the hotel to our hospitals will be provided as well as your return to the hotel at the end of the interview day.

International Medical Graduates:

We do accept applications from international medical graduates. However, we have a large number of highly qualified applicants each year and are only able to consider the top international graduates.

Applications meeting the following criteria may be considered:

  • a base level score of 225 on USMLE Steps 1 and 2 on the first attempt
  • pass CS portion on first attempt
  • at least three months of post-graduate clinical experience in the U.S.
  • J-1 visa only
  • no more than 5 years since medical school graduation
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University of Tennessee
Pediatric Residency Program
50 N. Dunlap St., Box 20
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: 901-287-6756

Resident Coordinator

Karen Ariemma
Phone: 901-287-6210
Toll Free: 800-733-6371