Child Neurology Application

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 for one of our categorical positions (combined Peds/Neuro five-year program), you do not have to apply separately to pediatrics - we will share your application with pediatrics. You will receive email communication through ERAS from Stephanie Mangham our Child Neurology Program Coordinator to notify you of your application status.   If you are applying for a reserve position, you must have completed pediatrics requirements set forth by the ABPN by July 1, 2020.  We support the ABPN-approved research pathway (12 months pediatrics, 36 months neurology, 12 months research) for applicants with significant research experience who wish to pursue a research career in academic medicine.  If you are interested in this pathway, please indicate so in your application in communication with Stephanie Mangham.

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.  ECFMG accreditation is highly recommended.

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)
  • 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 has been reviewed in ERAS, you will receive an email through ERAS from Stephanie Mangham indicating the status of your application. If invited for an interview, specific instructions will be included on how to arrange your interview. Please contact Stephanie Mangham at (614) 722-4689 or Stephanie.Mangham@NationwideChildrens.org with any questions related to the combined program interview experience.

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 categorical  Child Neuro positions are conducted over two days.  The first day will be with Neurology followed by a day with Pediatrics. Attached is an example of how the neurology interview day will be organized.

Scheduling Tips/ Information

  • The maximum number of interviews scheduled each day for Child Neurology is six. All applicants will interview with our division chief Dr. Anne Connolly, our program director Dr. Ream and associate program director Dr. Albert. 
  • We will make an effort to arrange an additional interview with a faculty member of the applicant’s choice. Please identify 2-3 additional faculty members with whom you would like to interview based on your interests. 
  • If you are applying for the ABPN-approved research pathway please notify Stephanie Mangham when scheduling your interview.
  • 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 program will provide two nights’ lodging in a nearby hotel.  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 Great Southern 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.