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Application Information


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 fellowships 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

When ERAS is open, please submit the following documents via the ERAS system:

  • MyERAS 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 Chief of Pediatrics, the Director of Neonatology, and two other faculty members who are familiar with your work

Candidates are required, with rare exception, to visit Rochester for personal interviews with members of the faculty and to meet with current fellows. We accept applications from US citizens, permanent residents of the US, and individuals with J-1 visas to work in the US. 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 US residency program, the personal interview and goals consistent with those of the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program at the University of Rochester.

Contact Us

Questions About the Program

Patricia R. Chess, M.D.
Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program
Phone: (585) 275-6198
Fax: (585) 461-3614

Rita Dadiz, D.O.
Associate Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program
Phone: (585) 275-2972
Fax: (585) 461-3614

Questions About the Application Process

Kelly Maas
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Phone: (585) 275-1847
Fax: (585) 461-3614

Mailing Address

University of Rochester Medical Center
Division of Neonatology
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 651
Rochester, NY 14642