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Pediatric Residency Program
Marshall University
Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
1600 Medical Center Drive, Ste. 3500
Huntington, WV 25701
304-691-1374
304-691-1375 (fax)

Audra Pritt, M.D.
Program Director, Department of Pediatrics
bannister4@marshall.edu

Lisa G. Watts
Pediatric Academic & Training Administrator
lwatts@marshall.edu

Application Procedures

The Resident Selection Committee evaluates each applicant’s personal statement, Medical Student Performance Evaluation, letters of recommendation, and USMLE scores or COMLEX scores. USMLE scores must be 220 or above on the first attempt. For osteopathic applicants, COMLEX scores must be 500 or above on the first attempt. This evaluation, along with the committee’s interpretation of the applicant’s desire to become a pediatrician, determines which applicants are invited for interviews.

International graduate applicants must be presently authorized to work in the United States for any employer on a full-time basis or be eligible to participate in the J-1 exchange visitor program sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). Previous clinical experience in the United States is not a requirement; however applicant’s graduation from medical school should be five years or less at time of application. International graduates need to have successfully completed USMLE Steps 1, 2CS, and 2CK at the time of application.

Applications for PL-1 positions are accepted from September 15 to December 15 of the year prior to appointment using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applications will not be accepted after the December 15 deadline. Interviews are granted only after completion of the qualified candidate's application. Interviews are scheduled October 16 through January 15.

Completed applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service and are to include:

  1. The completed application including personal statement and the candidate's reason for pursuing pediatric training.
  2. Applicant's Medical Student Performance Evaluation
  3. Applicant's Medical School Transcript
  4. Three letters of recommendation
  5. USMLE or COMLEX Transcript
  6. Photograph

International graduates should also furnish:

  1. Copy of USMLE Transcript
  2. Copy of Medical School Diploma
  3. Statement of Visa status (where applicable)
  4. ECFMG Status Report