Indiana University School of Medicine

How to Apply


  • Apply to IUSM Pediatric Residency via ERAS
  • Download the resident Morris Green Program Application and submit to
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a research mentor (if not in ERAS)
  • Contact us before your interview to indicate your interest in the Morris Green Program. We will set up additional interviews with pediatric research faculty during your visit.


  • Apply to pediatric fellowship programs via ERAS (if not already matriculated)
  • Submit the following information to
    • Letter of commitment from the fellowship director
    • Letter of recommendation from your principal research mentor
    • Letter of reference from a prior research mentor (optional)
    • Personal statement summarizing your proposed research project and career goals (1-2 pages)
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • 1 peer-reviewed publication (if available)
  • Contact us either before your fellowship interview or after matriculating into the fellowship program to indicate your interest in the Morris Green¬†Physician Scientist Development¬†Program. We will arrange interviews with pediatric research faculty after receiving your complete application.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should apply?
Pediatrics residents with a clear commitment to academic medicine and research should apply. Exceptional students and residency applicants will be identified and invited to participate, and/or interested students may request information during the interview and residency application process.

What credentials are necessary?
We want the program to be broad and inclusive - no specific criteria, degree, or number of publications is required. We are recruiting students with PhD, MPH, or an equivalent background. However, we also hope to stimulate interest and commitment among residents excited by a future in academics who will develop new skills.

What is the goal of the program?
Our goal is to foster development of research careers, provide more formal academic mentorship and career information early in residency for those still developing their interests and skills.

What is the program outcome?
We expect that many scholars will pursue fellowships or academic careers at IU or at top programs around the world. Past participants have been very successful in fellowship matching, grant funding, and academic careers.

How does this program differ from the regular residency?
This is not a separate program, but a track to enhance academic development. Our residency provides a broad education in general and specialty pediatrics for all residents. We pride ourselves on a balanced curriculum, and we offer flexibility in scheduling electives based on career interests. It is important to note that we support all residents in their career and research pursuits. Many residents will go on to be successful in fellowships and academic careers without participating in this program during residency.

How can I apply?
Residency applicants will apply through the regular ERAS Pediatric program application. Qualified students who are identified during the application/interview process will be accepted into the Scholars program if they match at IU. We accept 2-3 residents per year with 6-8 total during residency.

Can I enter the program later in residency?
Some residents are selected to enter the program later in residency on a competitive basis. However, the goal is to integrate research and scholarly work early in your residency.

What are the requirements/expectations?
80% attendance at research meetings, mentorship meetings quarterly; research elective(s) in PL2 year; presentation Senior Project/Research Day poster in PL3 year; and travel to an academic meeting PL3 year.

For more information see Expectations and Milestones