How to Apply


Applicants will be considered who have completed an accredited Pediatrics residency program and are board-certified or board-eligible as defined by the American Board of Pediatrics. In addition, fellows must meet NIH T32 eligibility criteria (including citizenship criteria-US citizens, non-citizen nationals, or admitted for permanent residence).


If you are interested in applying for an Academic General Pediatrics (AGP) Fellowship participating in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP), you must complete the following:

Letters of Recommendation:

You will need 3 letters of recommendation. If you are a current resident, 1 letter must be from your current Program Director. Make sure each individual receives a confidential reference report. A report must be submitted alongside each letter of recommendation. Letter writers should submit their letters of recommendation along with a confidential reference report via email directly to the Fellowship Program Director.

Applicants must email the below application materials directly to each fellowship program:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Personal statement

Submit all materials via email to Dr. Bill Heerman and Mattie Goostree:

Bill Heerman, MD, MPH
Fellowship Program Director

Mattie Goostree
Fellowship Coordinator

Review of Applications

Review of applications occurs in two phases.

1. Initial screening and interviews

After submission of initial application materials, a committee will review applications and invite the most qualified applicants for a virtual interview. *Note: Until further notice, all interviews will be virtual in 2022.

2. Selection of candidates

Vanderbilt's General Academic Pediatrics Fellowship participates in the NRMP Match. Register and complete your rank order list on the NRMP website.

The General Academic Pediatrics Match dates follow the Fall Pediatric Specialties Match and including the following key dates (all times Eastern):

  • Sept 23, 2022 – Application Deadline
  • Early September through late-October – Interviews
  • Nov 30, 2022 – Match Day at 12 p.m.

Applications should still be submitted directly to Dr. Heerman and Mattie Goostree via email (not using ERAS).


Bill Heerman, MD, MPH

Program Director
Bill Heerman, MD, MPH

Mattie Goostree

Fellowship Coordinator
Please contact Mattie Goostree below for more information regarding the program or application process.

Mattie Goostree