If you're a graduate of an accredited US or Canadian medical school, please submit your application through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). If applying for our Peds/Neuro combined program, please submit an application to both programs. You will receive an e-mail stating that you have been invited for an interview. At that time, please contact Julie Campbell, C-TAGME at (614) 722-4641 or Julie.Campbell@NationwideChildrens.org to make arrangements for an interview with both the Child Neurology and Pediatric Residency programs. You will also receive a follow-up email from Kathy Trace of the Pediatric Residency Program with additional information regarding your interview with that program.
For consideration in the combined Peds/Neuro five-year program, all physicians who have graduated from medical schools outside of the United States or Canada must have completed one year of postgraduate training in an accredited pediatric or IM/PEDS residency training program in the United States or Canada since graduation from medical school and prior to submitting an application for residency training at our hospital. Exceptions to this requirement may be approved by both the pediatrics and neurology program directors. Foreign medical graduates are expected to have a J1 visa. Exceptions to this visa requirement must be approved by the Designated Institutional Official, the Program Director, and the Senior Vice President - Human Resources in advance of the match and/or letter of offer. In addition, all applicants must be eligible to participate in the National Residency Matching Program.
If you are applying for an open advanced position (Child Neuro only), consideration will be given to applicants who have completed at least two years training in an accredited Pediatric Residency Program in the United States or Canada, one PGY-1 year (ie. internal medicine) and one year of residency in pediatrics, or one year of pediatric training plus one year of basic neuroscience training. Applicants must also possess appropriate visa status, hold ECFMG certification and be eligible to participate in the National Residency Matching Program.
Please note: Materials MUST be sent through ERAS.
CAF (Common application form)
Three letters of recommendation (chairman's letter is optional)
Medical School Transcripts
USMLE or COMLEX Scores
After your application and transcript have been reviewed (through ERAS), you will receive an e-mail from the Program Director indicating the status of your application. When invited, please contact Julie Campbell to schedule your personal interview.
The interview season begins in October and ends in January. Interviews are typically conducted in one day. Pediatric interviews are in the morning, and Child Neurology interviews are in the afternoon. The evening before your interview, you will be treated to dinner by the Child Neurology residents. For other questions, please call Julie Campbell at (614) 722-4641.
The program will cover the cost (room, tax, and parking) at a nearby hotel (The Westin Columbus) for applicants needing accommodations the evenings before their interview. A credit card will be required at check-in for any additional charges. You do not need to make a reservation. Our office will handle all reservations.
If your significant other could benefit from assistance in finding a job in the Columbus area, please mention this in your personal meeting with the program director.