Neonatal & Dev Medicine in the department of pediatrics

Requirements & Application Instructions

Application Instructions

Stanford University Medical Center (Stanford Health Services) believes that a residency and fellowship program that is composed of individuals who are both highly qualified and diverse in terms of culture, gender, race, ethnicity, background, work and life experiences, skill, and interests is essential to the postgraduate education of physicians. Because of its strong belief in the value of diversity, SUMC (The Training Program) especially encourages applications from African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives and Pacific Islanders, as well as from others who have disabilities or come from a disadvantaged background, whose backgrounds and experience provide additional dimensions that will enhance the Developmental and Neonatal Biology Training Program.

Requirements - Developmental & Neonatal Biology Training Program

A brief list of requirements for appointment to an NIH Training Grant follows.  For more details about NIH Training Grants and FAQs, please visit:

1) A trainee must must be a citizen, a non-citizen national of the United States or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., in possession of a current, valid Alien Registration Receipt Card I-551, or must be in possession of other legal verification of such status). Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.

2) No individual trainee may receive more than 5 years of aggregate Kirschstein-NRSA support at the predoctoral level and 3 years of aggregate Kirschstein-NRSA support at the postdoctoral level, including any combination of support from Kirschstein-NRSA institutional research training grants and individual fellowships.

3) Time CommitmentTrainees under Kirschstein-NRSA institutional research training grants generally are appointed for full-time 12-month continuous periods. All trainees are required to pursue their research training on a full-time basis. Full-time is generally defined as devoting at least 40 hours per week to the program or as specified by the grantee in accordance with its own policies.

Predoctoral Trainees

Predoctoral trainees must have received a baccalaureate degree by the beginning date of their NRSA appointment and must be training at the post-baccalaureate level in a program leading to the Ph.D. in science or in an equivalent research doctoral degree program. Health-professional students who wish to interrupt their studies for a year or more to engage in full-time research training before completing their professional degrees are also eligible.

Postdoctoral Trainees

Postdoctoral trainees must have received, as of the beginning date of the NRSA appointment, a Ph.D., M.D. or comparable doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution. Written certification by an authorized official of the degree-granting institution that all degree requirements have been met, prior to the date training is to begin, is acceptable.

Please download the application paperwork:

You may also request an application:

Ana Laborde
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine
750 Welch Rd., Suite 224
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Post-Residency Fellowship Program in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

The Post-Residency fellowship progam in neonatal-perinatal medicine, based in the Division of Neonatal & Developmental Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics, is three years in length and designed for those who desire a career in academic medicine. Fellows devote approximately two-thirds of their time to research endeavors and the remainder to clinical care.

Application Process - Post-Residency Fellowship

The Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program utilizes the Association of American Medical Colleges' Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Post-residency applications must be submitted through ERAS.  Paper applications will not be accepted.

To register with ERAS and review information regarding application procedures, requirements, and deadlines, please visit the ERAS website.

Please visit the NRMP’s website at for details regarding the match process and registration information.

The application, interview, and acceptance process for 2015 fellowships follows the outline below. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Division office to monitor the progress of their applications and ensure all required documentation is received.

**New Recruitment Cycle** ERAS, in collaboration with the Organization of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Training Program Directors (ONTPD), announced that Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Programs will transition from the 18-month December ERAS Application Cycle to the 12 month July ERAS Application Cycle for fellows who will begin their training in July 2015.

Time of Year Step in Application Process

June 18, 2014

Applicants begin contacting the EFDO to get a token to access MyERAS and start working on their application, personal statement and requesting letters of recommendation

July 1, 2014 Applicants begin applying to July cycle fellowship programs
July 15, 2014 Programs begin downloading applications

August - October 2014

Applicants interview with fellowship programs

August 27, 2014

Match List opens

October 22, 2014 Rank Order List opens

December 3, 2014

Rank Order List closes

December 17, 2014 Match Day

July 1, 2015

Fellowship training begins

Required Documentation to be Submitted via ERAS:

Out-of-State and Out-of-Country Scholars

The Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine welcomes out-of-state and out-of-country scholars; however, we do not provide advice or support for becoming legally able to practice medicine in the state of California. All post-residency clinical trainees must have a California Medical License prior to beginning their fellowship. The Post-residency fellowship program does not sponsor H1B or J1 Visas. Please visit the following web sites for information:

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