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How to Apply

Virtual Interviews - We recognize this is an important time in your training to grow personally and professionally, to expand skills and develop your career. We are committed to helping you navigate your application process. We continue to follow the recommendation from the Coalition of Physician Accountability (membership includes ACGME, ACCME, AACOM, ABMS, AOA, AMA etc.) to hold only virtual interviews this season for positions starting in the 2022-2023 academic year. Our faculty and administrative teams are available and will ensure that information is relayed to you in a manner that allows you to make an informed and thoughtful decision. We welcome your application and look forward to meeting you virtually!

We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and utilize the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to manage applications. ERAS opens in July for fellowship starting in July of the following year.


The postdoctoral education prerequisite is completing an ACGME-accredited general pediatric residency training program.

For more eligibility information, please read our GME Application Eligibility Policy

Application Submission

Please submit the following documents to ERAS:

  • ERAS application
  • Personal statement telling us about yourself, your interest in Neonatology, long-term plans, and specific fellowship training goals
  • 3 - 4 letters of recommendation from the residency program director, at least 1 neonatologist, and the remaining from faculty members who are familiar with your work

We accept applications from U.S. citizens, permanent residents of the U.S., and individuals with J-1 visas to work in the U.S. The University of Rochester does not sponsor individuals with H1B visas for Neonatology fellowship training.

Selection criteria will include an excellent residency performance record from an ACGME-accredited U.S. residency program, the personal interview and goals consistent with those of the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program at the University of Rochester.

Sponsoring Institution: Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester
Program Name: University of Rochester Program
Program Number: 3293521043
Accreditation: ACGME


Based on your ERAS application, virtual interview invitations will be sent out. Before your interview, we will send you our informational Rochester welcome package.

On your interview day, we will schedule you to meet with our program directors, 4-5 faculty members, nurse leaders, and our current fellows. We will reach out to you beforehand to schedule you with faculty that match your interests.

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