Application Process

Applications are only accepted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). The following is required with the ERAS application:

  • A complete and official medical school transcript
  • The Dean’s letter (MSPE)
  • Three letters of recommendation, at least one from a primary Pediatrics clinical exposure is required
  • United States Medical Licensure Examination (USMLE) transcript (Parts I and II)
  • Personal statement

Interviews run from October through January. Invitations are issued on a rolling basis. Interviews are held Tuesday – Thursday. We limit the number of applicants on any given day to assure you a more personal view of our training program. Application information is reviewed by our residency application committee (PD, APDs) and invitations are extended as early as possible via email/ERAS.

We encourage applications from individuals who have completed their education at other centers. Selection is based on academic performance, recommendations, interviews, and past life experiences. A personal interview is required for completion of an application.

Applications will not be accepted from individuals who are more than one year past medical school graduation unless the intervening time has been spent in an ACGME accredited residency program, in military service with the United States Armed Forces, or in medical practice in the United States.

Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS)

MyERAS is the website where applicants complete their MyERAS application, select programs to apply to, and assign documents to be received by programs.

National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)

The purpose of the Main Residency Match is to provide a uniform time for both applicants and programs to make their training selections without pressure.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have score minimums?

We do not have an absolute cutoff, however we generally look for USMLE Step 1 scores >210 and COMLEX scores >500.

Do you have a medical school graduation year cutoff?

Applicants who graduated more than 5 years ago are generally less likely to successfully match in our program.

What visas is your institution able to sponsor?

J-1 visas only.

Do you require ECFMG certification to apply?

No, you do not have to be ECFMG certified to apply, but you need to be certified by match day.

Do you participate in couples match?


Do you offer observerships or externships to medical school graduates?

No, we do not offer observerships or externships if you have already graduated medical school. Those still in medical school can apply for a Sub-I or away rotation here at UT Health San Antonio through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS). International students must contact the Office of the Dean. The residency program does not make arrangements for observerships or externships. These experiences are neither required, nor do they confer an advantage in the holistic review of applications.

What is your preferred method of communication?

All official correspondences should be through the ERAS system. General questions can be submitted to

Charlene Bultmann

“Being a Pediatric Resident at UT Health San Antonio has been an honor and a privilege. From the moment I walked through the door as an applicant, I knew that this was home. Throughout my three years, I have grown as a physician, a woman, a wife, and a mother. Not only did this program provide me with outstanding education and clinical experiences, but they became my family. They were there with the excitement of starting as an intern; they were there when we faced challenges and sadness with our patients; they were there when we had our first baby; and they were there when we finally celebrated the end of our residency and training. I couldn’t imagine learning and growing anywhere else. Being a Pediatric Resident at UT San Antonio is so much more than I ever could’ve imagined. It is home.”
Charlene Bultmann, DO
Class of 2020