Combined EM & Peds Residency Application Procedure

The University of Arizona Combined EM & Peds Residency Program accepts applications for three PGYI level positions only. This program participates in the National Resident Matching Program.

Our program's deadline for receipt of ERAS application materials is December 1. Please follow these instructions:

Please note: Locally we refer to our program as the University of Arizona EM & Peds program, but the official ACGME name you will find on ERAS, NRMP, and FREIDA under the heading "Pediatrics/Emergency Medicine" as the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson Program.

Complete the electronic application (ERAS) at your Dean's office.

Make sure you include:

  1. Dean's letter;
  2. Medical school transcript;
  3. Three current letters of reference
    --One letter, ideally from an Emergency Physician, attesting to the candidate's aptitude for Emergency Medicine using either the SLOE or O-SLOE format
            ***SLOE: A standardized letter of evaluation according to the Emergency Medicine Council of Residency Directors format is preferred, if possible. 
            ***O-SLOE: If your school does not offer an emergency medicine rotation or you cannot obtain a SLOE, an off service standardized letter of evaluation may be substituted. 
    --One letter from a Pediatrician attesting to the candidate's aptitude for Pediatrics;
    --One letter of the candidate's choosing;
    --Applicants currently in post-graduate training must supply a letter of reference from their current Program Director; 
  4. USMLE or COMLEX scores Part I (and Part II when completed).

Interviews for Residency Positions

Interviews for residency positions will be granted by invitation only after reviewing your completed application. Our interview season typically runs from mid-November through the end of January. Interviews are by invitation only. We will be sending out invitations to interview on a rolling basis.

The first wave of invitations will be sent out in MID-OCTOBER. Further invitations will be sent out as needed until all of our interview slots are filled.

Communication regarding final status (selected to interview, placed on waitlist or decline to interview) will be sent by December 18th, 2023.


The University of Arizona is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity in its programs and activities.  Inquiries may be made to the Office of Institutional Equity at (520) 621-9449.

Applying to Both the Categorical and Combined Program

Application to and ranking for The University of Arizona Combined EM & Peds residency program is kept completely separate from that of the categorical EM program and the categorical pediatrics program. Yet, both programs utilize the same interview machinery. Combined applicants who are invited to interview will interview alongside (and identical to) categorical applicants. One day will be spent interviewing with the Department of Emergency Medicine and the other day with the Department of Pediatrics. For those of you who are applying for both the combined and categorical programs, the interview cycle (since identical to the categorical interview) will serve for both applications but each must be separately applied for in ERAS to be considered for ranking. It should be understood that a concurrent application to the combined program or categorical program will in no way benefit or compromise the other and vice versa. Again, interviewing is identical, but recruitment and ranking for the two programs are kept completely separate.