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Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Application Process

History & Size: Our program was first accredited by the American Council of Graduate Medical Education in April of 2020. We will have one open position every other year to ensure we meet milestones and evaluate the progress and growth of the program at an incremental pace. By 2025, we anticipate that we will be able to offer one position every year for a three-year training experience.

How to Apply: Our positions are filled through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), Fall Match. Applications are handled electronically through the American Medical Colleges’ Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We accept applications from candidates who are completing residency training in Pediatrics to enter a 3-year fellowship training program based on the American Board of Pediatric requirements. For candidates entering with a background in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine, based on their respective Board requirements, we could discuss a 2-year training program depending on scholarship expectations. UT Southwestern only accepts U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or J-1 ECFMG sponsored visas. The medical school does not sponsor H-1B visas.

Holistic Review Process: We aim to interview a richly diverse pool of candidates who will thrive and continue to enhance the quality of the experience within our program and institution. We minimize reliance on assessment tools that perpetuate structural racism, unearned privilege, and promote bias; we closely consider a range of experiences and clinical and academic performance that would help us promote diversity of experience within our program. We review each candidate with a consideration of how the individual might contribute to the overall educational environment. Our faculty reviewers have completed implicit bias reduction training workshops and follow established guidelines to promote a holistic and inclusive interview process.

Approach to Step Exams: While we typically review Step scores during the application review process, more importantly, we holistically review applications to identify experience and attributes beyond metrics such as standardized test scores. We seek applicants who are well-rounded and bring diversity of background and perspective to medicine. We consider scores to be just one element of the application, and as such we have no score cutoff for interview consideration.

Interview Process: Based on a preliminary review of complete applications, interviews will be offered to selected applicants. We will hold virtual interviews, typically on Mondays during the interview season (September-November). Once applicants receive an invitation to interview, interview slots will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis.


  • July – August: ERAS opens for application submission
  • August: Review of applications by our Educational Committee
  • September – October: Interviews
  • October: Educational Committee will review evaluations of all interviewed applicants and a rank list will be submitted to the NRMP
  • November: Match Day! Formal written offers of a training position are extended after the match date in December

Contact Us

Jenny Francis, M.D., M.P.H.

Jenny Francis, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor

Director, Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Program

Jessica Bluitt

Jessica Bluitt

Coordinator, Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Program