Application Instructions

The University of Florida’s Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program normally accepts three new fellows each year, with a total of up to nine fellows at a time in our program. Application requirements for our program include all of the following: 1) successful completion of ACGME-approved pediatric residency, 2) qualified to apply for full medical licensure in the State of Florida, and 3a) U.S. citizenship or permanent U.S. resident status (i.e., those holding green cards), or 3b) foreign medical graduates.

All Florida training programs, including our Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program, are committed to fostering gender, ethnic, and racial diversity. The importance of diversity in the global community of the 21st Century underscores our institution’s commitment to improving access to opportunity for all members of society, particularly women and underrepresented minorities.

As you work on your Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship application, we strongly urge you to go to the Organization of Neonatology Training Program Directors’ (ONTPD) website for information essential in completing your application. There you will find that like the overwhelming majority of other Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowship programs in the country, Florida’s Program:

  1. Participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)
  2. Accepts only ERAS applications submitted according to the NPM “Timeline” document

If applying to Florida’s Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship program, please note that Florida requires:

  1. Three ERAS letters of recommendation (LoR) submitted using our subspecialty’s “NPM LoR” form pasted on to the letter writer’s institutional letterhead stationery
  2. A photocopy of your medical school diploma
  3. A recent copy of your CV

International Medical Graduates are accepted and welcome to apply, however, we will only sponsor a J-1 Visa.

All completed applications are reviewed by the program director for interview selection. Interviews are conducted from July through November. Applicants who are selected for interviews are scheduled to meet with attending faculty members, Division Chairman, and the Fellowship Program Director. Applicants are also given a tour of the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, outpatient clinic, and meet with current fellows, nursing staff, and administration staff. Once all of the interviews are conducted, the group establishes a ranking list to submitted to NRMP. (see update to virtual recruitment for 2021 cycle below)

Fellowship Application Timeline

June 8, 2020 ERAS 2021 Begins. Applicants can register on MyERAS and begin working on their applications
June 9, 2020 EFDO begins to generate and distribute MyERAS tokens
July 1, 2020 Fellowship applications may begin submitting applications to July cycle fellowship program
August 12, 2020 July cycle fellowship programs may begin reviewing applications
December 2020 Match results available for July cycle fellowship program
May 31, 2021 ERAS 2021 Season Ends: MyERAS closes at 5pm ET

Recruitment for the 2021 Pediatric Neonatology Fellowship Application Cycle

The UF Neonatology Fellowship program is aware of the challenges that have and will continue to arise for the upcoming interview season. As an institution, under the leadership of our Graduate Medical Education (GME) office, it has been decided that all residency and fellowship programs based at UF Gainesville will only be offering virtual interviews this year. As our local situation evolves and additional recommendations are made, we will update this site with information regarding application requirements, interview dates, and whether opportunities will exist for in-person second looks. We look forward to engaging with applicants in a safe and meaningful way and embracing creative approaches to introduce applicants to the UF Division of Neonatology, our fellowship program and the beautiful Gainesville community.