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Application Process


A minimum of three years of postdoctoral training in a general pediatrics residency or a doctoral degree is required. An individual to be trained must be a citizen or non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence at the time of the appointment. Non-US Citizens and individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.

Application Submission

For consideration, please submit the following:

  • Completed fellowship application
    Download General Pediatrics Fellowship Application (.pdf)
  • Personal statement telling us about yourself, your pediatric interests, long term plans, and specific fellowship training goals
  • Letters of recommendation from the Chief of Pediatrics and two other faculty members who have worked with you during the past 2 years
  • Candidates are required to visit Rochester for personal interviews with members of the faculty and to meet with current fellows

Selection criteria includes:

  • Highly satisfactory residency performance
  • Previous research or other creative experiences that are relevant to general pediatrics, health services research, community pediatrics, or other disciplines relevant to the fellowship (e.g., child abuse, hospital medicine)
  • United States citizenship
  • Career goals consistent with those of our fellowship program

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employment practices are applied in the selection of fellows. A variable number of fellows are admitted to the program annually.

Contact Us

Application materials and questions may be addressed to:

Cynthia M. Rand, MD, MPH
Phone: (585) 275-9316
Fax: (585) 276-1116

Pam LaDuke
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (585) 275-5798
Fax: (585) 276-1116

Program Mailing Address:

Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship Program
University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 777
Rochester, NY 14642