Neurology Residency Application :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Neurology Residency Application Process

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.  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.

International Graduates Policy for Pediatrics

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.

Required Application Materials

Please note: Materials MUST be sent through ERAS.

  • CAF (Common application form)

  • CV

  • Three letters of recommendation (chairman's letter is optional)

  • Dean's Letter

  • Medical School Transcripts

  • USMLE or COMLEX Scores

  • Personal Statement

  • Photo

How to Arrange an Interview

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 to 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. 

Scheduling Tips/ Information

  • The maximum number of interviews scheduled each day for Child Neurology is two.
  • December is usually the busiest month for interviewing.
  • Please submit your application through ERAS as soon as possible to allow plenty of time for us to review your file and still have ample time to schedule your interview for a time that is convenient to you.

Where to Report

The Pediatrics Program will be in contact with you prior to the time of your interview to make dinner arrangements for the night before your interview day. If your travel plans do not allow for this, you will still have an opportunity to meet with some of the residents the day of your interview.
On the morning of your interview, German Village Shuttle will pick you up at the hotel and bring you to the hospital. The Pediatrics Program Coordinator will meet you and escort you to the Pediatrics Department for that portion of your interview morning. The Child Neurology Program Coordinator will escort you on to the Division of Child Neurology later that morning for you to meet with the Division Chief and other members of the child neurology faculty. Transportation will be provided back to the hotel at the end of your interview day.

Where to Stay Overnight

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. 

Job Search Assistance for Your Significant Other

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.

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