Sanford School of Medicine Residencies

Pediatric Application Requirements

Application Requirements for U.S. or Canadian Medical/Osteopathic School Graduates

United States or Canadian medical school graduates must graduate from an LCME-accredited or AOA-accredited school.

  • Dean's letter
  • Medical school transcript
  • Photo
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • USMLE transcript or COMLEX transcript
  • Candidate must be able to be licensed in the state of South Dakota, which mandates passage of each USMLE component in three or less attempts, and completion of all three USMLE components within a seven-year time span
The program does not sponsor J-1 and H1b visas (candidate must bear costs), but will assist with the necessary paperwork. We are exempt from H1b cap (Note: We do not allow F-1 visas with OPT.)


Our typical interview day starts at 8 a.m. and will be concluded by approximately 2:30 p.m.

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