Application Instructions

The Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program utilizes the Association of American Medical Colleges' Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and participants 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 for details regarding the match process and registration information.

Education Program Manager


Administrative Associate


Required Documentation to be Submitted via ERAS

Please submit a completed ERAS application, which includes the following documentation:

  • Medical school transcript (certified English translation if from foreign institution)
  • Three letters of recommendation (more than three is optional)
  • Personal statement
    • Of note: The Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, and Stanford School of Medicine value trainees who are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates may optionally include as part of their personal statement a brief discussion of how their work will further these ideals.
  • Current CV
  • USMLE transcript with scores to date
  • MSPE/Dean's letter (required for U.S. medical schools; provide if available for foreign medical schools)
  • Photograph for ERAS system (optional)

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

All applicants must have completed their residency from an ACGME-accredited program in either the U.S. or Canada. 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 fellows must have a California Medical License prior to beginning their fellowship. Stanford's GME supports J-1 and HB-1 visas for international trainees, so our program can consider these two types of visas. Please visit the following websites for more information:

California Medical License


ECFMG (Educational Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates)

PRESS Program

Promoting Resident Experiences in the Subspecialties at Stanford

The Department of Pediatrics at Stanford School of Medicine is committed to recruiting and supporting prospective fellows who contribute to a diverse workforce within pediatric medical subspecialties, specifically physicians who identify as underrepresented in medicine based on factors such as race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, abilities, sexual orientation, and gender identity. The PRESS Program is designed to foster a community of diverse learners and faculty and to provide residents the opportunity to explore fellowship opportunities within our pediatric medical subspecialities.

The program will bring residents from diverse backgrounds to Stanford for a 4-week in-person clinical training experience within the Stanford School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. Residents will have the opportunity to rotate within one of the subspecialty rotations offered at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford in Palo Alto, California, and surrounding clinics. Visiting residents will gain clinical exposure in a subspecialty area of interest, participate in programming to foster community and belonging, and will be paired with a faculty mentor during their visit.

PRESS Program Rotations for the 2024-25 academic year will occur during the following 4-week blocks: 

March 3-30, 2025

March 31-April 27, 2025

Applications open on July 1, 2024. Applications are due August 30, 2024 at 11:59pm PST. To learn more, visit the PRESS Program page.