During interview season, the UC Irvine Department of Pediatrics Residency Selection Committee reviews your file. We do not have set criteria for selection of candidates. Rather, we review each application individually, recognizing that each applicant has unique strengths.
If you are selected for an interview, you are notified by our residency office to arrange an interview date. Offers for interviews are sent by email starting in October. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we do not send rejection letters.
Our interview season typically runs from early November through mid-January. Interview days start with morning report or grand rounds and end about 3 p.m.
If you have any questions about the application process, feel free to contact our residency office at email@example.com or 714-456-5631.
Our residents host informal evening meet-and-greets throughout the interview season. We welcome prospective candidates who are invited for interviews to join us at one of our get-togethers, typically on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6pm to 8pm.
Interviewees will be provided information on these get-togethers beforehand. This information can also be found on our Facebook group page: UC Irvine-CHOC Pediatric Residency Program.
You can fly into any of the following three airports:
John Wayne Airport is nearest to CHOC, which is where your interview day will begin and end. We recommend that you give yourself plenty of time for car travel and to navigate airport parking lots, which can be quite slow during peak hours.
Special arrangements for discount lodging has been made at the following hotels:
Please ask for the CHOC Hospital preferred rate, which is quoted above.
The interview process can be confusing with multiple factors to consider while developing a rank list. Here are some reasons why our residents chose UC-Irvine/CHOC as their training institution, highlighting the unique nature of our program.
ADDISON GEARHART, PGY1
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GREGORY R. KENNEDY, PGY2