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How To Apply

The Division of Newborn Medicine participates in the ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) match program. To apply online for the Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Training Program, please visit the ERAS website for more information. International applicants, we support J1 Visas.


1. ERAS application (CAF)

2. 3-4 letters of recommendation (LoRs)

  • Must include: one letter from your residency Program Director and one letter from a Neonatology faculty member
  • Strongly suggested: one letter from another critical care specialist

3. Personal statement including a description of research interests and career goals

4. Current curriculum vitae

5. Medical student performance evaluation/Dean's letter

6. USMLE transcripts or COMLEX transcripts (transmitted by the NBME)

7. ECFMG status report (for International Medical Graduates) 

Matching Program

Applicants must register with the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). For information, visit the NRMP website (


After applications are thoroughly reviewed, qualified candidates will be contacted for a personal interview. The interview involves several of our faculty and fellows. If the candidate has a specific research interest, every effort will be made to include faculty working in that area during the visit. 


Admission to UMass Chan Center’s Program is competitive, so applicants should apply early. We generally match one trainee per year. Applications can be submitted beginning July15th, 2017.