Pediatric Specialties Fall Match

The Pediatric Specialties Fall Match (PSFM) includes the following subspecialties:

  • Child Abuse focuses on academic careers in child abuse, neglect, and advocacy.  Additional information can be found through the Ray E. Helfer Society at www.helfersociety.org.
    • Applicants must have completed a residency in Pediatrics
    • Child Abuse fellowships are three years in length
  • Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of developmental and behavioral issues in infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents.  Additional information can be found through the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at www.sdbp.org/.
    • Applicants must complete a residency in Pediatrics
    • Developmental-Behavioral fellowships are three years in length
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine focuses on comprehensive medical care for the newborn infant, particularly the ill or premature infant.  Additional information can be found through the Section on Perinatal Pediatrics (http://www2.aap.org/sections/perinatal/) and the Organization of Neonatology Training Program Directors (http://www2.aap.org/sections/perinatal/ontpdfiles/ontpdindex.html) of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

    • Applicants must have completed a residency in Pediatrics or Medicine/Pediatrics
    • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowships are three years in length
  • Pediatric Critical Care focuses on managing the overall care of critically ill medical and surgical children.  Additional information can be found through the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine program directors at www.pedsccm.org.
    • Applicants must have completed a residency in Pediatrics or Anesthesiology
    • Pediatric Critical Care fellowships are three years in length
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine focuses on the management of the acutely ill or injured child, in the setting of an emergency department.  Additional information can be found through the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Emergency Medicine at http://www2.aap.org/sections/pem/default.cfm.
    • Applicants must have completed a residency in Pediatrics or Emergency Medicine
    • Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowships are two to three years in length
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases in infants, children and adolescents.  Additional information can be found through the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society at www.pids.org.
    • Applicants must have completed a residency in Pediatrics or Medicine/Pediatrics
    • Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowships are three years in length
  • Pediatric Nephrology focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of infants, children and adolescents with renal and urinary tract disorders and hypertension from all causes.  Additional information can be found through the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology at www.aspneph.com.
    • Applicants must have completed a residency in Pediatrics or equivalent international training in Pediatrics
    • Pediatric Nephrology fellowships are three years in length
  • Pediatric Rheumatology focuses on the diagnosis and management of children with rheumatic illness and those conditions that may mimic these illnesses.  Additional information can be found through the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Rheumatology at http://www2.aap.org/sections/rheumatology/.
    • Applicants must have completed a residency in Pediatrics or combined program in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
    • Pediatric Rheumatology fellowships are three years in length

Important Dates

2014
Aug 27

Match Opens at 12:00 p.m. ET

Oct 22

Ranking Opens at 12:00 p.m. ET

Nov 19

Quota Change Deadline at 11:59 p.m. ET

Dec 3

Rank Order List Deadline at 9:00 p.m. ET

Dec 17

Match Day at 12:00 p.m. ET!

Application Process

The NRMP is not a centralized application service.  Candidates are responsible for determining whether the specialty participates in a standardized application service such as the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®) or whether they must apply directly to the programs of their choice.  Applicants must ensure they meet all program prerequisites and institutional policies regarding eligibility for appointment prior to ranking a program through the NRMP.