If you're a graduate of an accredited U.S. or Canadian medical school, please submit your application through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). If applying to our combined Peds/Neuro five-year program, we will share your application with pediatrics. You will receive email communication through ERAS from Kathy Trace in our pediatrics program to notify you of your application status.
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.
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. Exceptions to these requirements may be considered for very highly qualified applicants, generally with USMLE score average >240.
Required Application Materials
Please note: Materials MUST be sent through ERAS.
- CAF (Common application form)
- Three letters of recommendation (chairman's letter is optional)
- Dean's Letter
- Medical School Transcripts
- USMLE or COMLEX Scores
- Personal Statement
How to Arrange an Interview
After your application has been reviewed in ERAS, you will receive an email through ERAS from the Pediatrics Department (Kathy Trace) indicating the status of your application. If invited for an interview, specific instructions will be included on how to arrange your interview. Please contact Kathy Trace at (614) 722-4414 or Kathy.Trace@NationwideChildrens.org with any questions related to the combined program interview experience.
If you are applying to neurology and not pediatrics, contact Stephanie Mangham at (614) 722-4689 or Stephanie.ManghamHazen@NationwideChildrens.org.
When to Interview
Interview season runs from mid-October through mid-January. Specific dates will be included in the email invitation when invited. Interviews for the Child Neuro program are conducted over two days. The first day will be with Neurology followed by a day with Pediatrics.
Scheduling Tips/ Information
- The maximum number of interviews scheduled each day for Child Neurology is four.
- 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 schedule your interview. If you need to cancel an interview, please do so as early as possible to allow another applicant to interview.
Where to Report
The neurology program will be in contact with you prior to the time of your interview to make dinner arrangements for the night before your first 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 interviews, German Village Shuttle will pick you up at the hotel and bring you to the hospital where you will meet representatives from the Neurology Program or Pediatrics Program and begin your day. Transportation will be provided back to the hotel at the end of your interview days.
Where to Stay Overnight
The program will cover the cost (room, tax, and parking) at 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.