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. 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.

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 PG-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 recommendation letters (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 invited, please contact Julie Campbell to schedule your personal interview.

When to Interview

The interview season begins each October and ends in January.  Interviews are typically conducted over a two day period.  Child Neurology interviews are typically Tuesday or Thursday and will be coordinated with your Pediatrics interview on Monday, Wednesday or Friday.   For other questions, please call Julie Campbell at (614) 722-4641.

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.

What to expect during the course of the interview day

The Interview Day

Time Description
7:15 a.m. Pick up at hotel and breakfast with Program Director
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Meet with Division Chief, Assistant Program Director and Neurology Faculty
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch with residents/ May attend Neurology Clinical Conference
1:00 p.m. - 2:00/ 3:00 p.m. Meet additional Neurology Faculty
2:00/ 3:00 p.m. Return to hotel/ Interview day is over

Where to Report

Our Chief Resident or his designee will be in contact with you prior to the time of your interview to make dinner arrangements the night before your interview with us. 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, our Program Director will pick you up at the hotel and take you for breakfast. The Program Director will then drive you to the hospital where the rest of your interview day will continue.  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 interviews. 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. A late checkout of 3:30 p.m. has been guaranteed, and we will extend this later should your interview schedule warrant.

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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