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Chattanooga Pediatrics Residency Applicant Information

Update 12/1/2020: The Selection Committee has reviewed all applications and sent application status updates to all that have applied to our Program. No further interview offers will be made.

 

Virtual Interviews

This year all Pediatrics Residency Programs across the country and all UTHSC GME Programs will conduct virtual interviews only -- per the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Coalition for Physician Accountability recommendations -- to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

General Information

Applicants to our Pediatrics Residency Program must participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and apply through AAMC's Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Senior medical students may apply for our positions.

Important Numbers

Our NRMP Program Code is #1689320C0
Our ACGME Program ID is #320-47-11-222
For the 2020 Match, we have categorical positions available. 

Testimonial from an Alumni in Fellowship

"I wanted to let you know how good of a job everyone in H/O did preparing me for just the basics of fellowship. Just being able to have the procedure experience and being able to read a Therapy Roadmap has put me ahead of everyone. I also wanted to say thanks for the training that I have received there. Its very easy to see that you all expected a lot out of us but seeing the residents here it is clear that we are trained very well in Chattanooga. I don't know how I would be feeling if I hadn't had all of the experiences of being a senior on the floor and managing the patients that we manage down there." - Graduate of Class of 2020

Eligibility and Recruitment Information

Please view the links the right hand menu regarding our current Initial Resident Letter of Agreement and the terms and conditions of appointment, as well as recruitment, selection, and appointment policy.

Note: The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners requires that applicants for license in Tennessee must be graduates either from LCME or AOA accredited schools or from international schools whose admissions meet or exceed those of medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. The UT College of Medicine Chattanooga and its programs have determined that they will only consider applicants for student rotations or residency/fellowship applications who are from schools that meet these same criteria so they would be eligible for medical license in Tennessee after completing residency. The Board of Medical Examiners adopts the following list of accreditation bodies:

 Application ScheduleERAS AAMC

The Residency Selection Committee will begin to review applications on October 21. Invitations will be issued through ERAS's messenger, in ongoing waves, as applications are reviewed. All applicants will receive a determination email through ERAS by December 5. 

Interview Communications

All communication will be through ERAS's messenger, including issuing invitations for Zoom virtual interviews.  Upon receiving an invitation, applicants will be able to schedule OR waitlist themselves through ERAS Scheduler.* Invited applicants will register for only one session.  Applicants wishing to cancel their interviews may do so within ERAS Scheduler and are kindly requested to cancel no later than a week before the interview. Please ALSO follow up with an email or phone call to the coordinator to notify of your cancellation.

*Note: In ERAS Scheduler, if a preferred interview slot is not available, you can waitlist yourself for as many dates as you like, and ERAS automatically schedules you if a spot becomes available. If you become automatically scheduled, all your waitlist dates will be canceled. It is to your benefit to keep your waitlist availability up-to-date so you are not accidentally scheduled for a date that you cannot attend because of another interview.

Sample Interview Day

Interviews are held through the Zoom platform on Mondays and Thursdays in two morning sessions, 8:30-10:30 and 10:30-12:30, and some afternoon sessions, 1:30-3:30, from November through January. ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN TIME. 

The week before the interview, you may request a technical run through with the coordinator. Please email her at UTPediatrics@erlanger.org to arrange.

The evening before (Sundays and Wednesdays), 7:00-8:00PM, the residents will host a virtual Zoom social event. This is one of two optional opportunities to meet with current residents.

Log into Zoom 10 minutes before session begins
30 minutes - Program Director presentation
20 minutes - Interview with Associate Program Director
5 minutes - Break with no mic or video
20 minutes - Interview with Associate Program Director
5 minutes - Break with no mic or video
20 minutes - Interview with Program Director
20 miniutes -  Final (optional) Meet and Greet with Residents
Log off Zoom

Recommendations for Applications

1. Please consider customizing your personal statement to include information about why you are applying to our program.

2. Please have your complete application submitted to our program within a few days of ERAS opening for Programs. We begin our selection process/review immediately.

3. Please take advantage of our virtual coffeehouses before interview season begins. Many of your questions about our program will likely be answered there.

For additional information about our program, contact us by:

Mail:
University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga
Department of Pediatrics
ATTN: Ashley Thurston, Pediatrics Residency Coordinator
910 Blackford Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403
 
Phone: Call toll free at 800.947.7823, and ask for extension 6217
Email:UTPediatrics@erlanger.org

Last Published: Apr 16, 2021