Application Process

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The Pediatric Neurology match is accomplished through the NRMP. Applications are accepted through the ERAS application service.

Five-year Categorical Training Program:

Five categorical slots are available each year allowing Pediatric Neurology residents to also complete their preliminary General Pediatrics training at Washington University in St. Louis. Applicants need only apply to Pediatric Neurology via ERAS for consideration for the five year categorical training program (SEPARATE APPLICATION TO GENERAL PEDIATRICS IS NOT REQUIRED: An interview with General Pediatrics will automatically be granted to those selected to interview for Child Neurology). We require a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation, preferably at least one from a pediatric neurologist.

Positions Available through 2020 Match:

Five PGY1 categorical positions with preliminary training beginning 7/2020 and Child Neuro beginning 7/2022.

One PGY3 reserved position beginning 7/2020.

One PGY4 reserved position beginning 7/2020.

Application Timeline:

September 15, 2019 Applications begin to be accepted through ERAS
September 15 – October 1, 2019 Applicants are notified of interview invitations
October 1, 2019 Deadline for all applications to be received
Late October 2019 – Early December 2019 Interviews
March 20, 2020 Match Day

Interview Trip:

The Pediatric Neurology Residency Program and Pediatric Residency Program will provide accommodations for two nights at the Parkway Hotel on the medical center campus during the interview trip. Applicants arriving by airplane can take taxi, Uber, or Metrolink lightrail from the airport to the Central West End stop. The Parkway Hotel is a short two block walk from that stop. Dinner is provided on the evening of arrival. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided on the first day of interviews. Breakfast and lunch are provided on the second day of interviews.

Each applicant will typically interview with 3-4 pediatric neurology faculty members, including the residency program director. If an applicant would like to meet with a certain faculty member because of particular research or clinical interest, please notify the residency coordinator at the time of arranging the interview.

Second-look trips are welcome. Unfortunately, the applicant will need to provide his or her own accommodations for these trips. However, we would be happy to arrange a schedule for the applicant to meet with more faculty and residents.

Typical Pediatric Neurology Interview Schedule:


4:00 pm
Check-in to Parkway Hotel available.
Program Director or Associate PD to pick up applicants at hotel for city tour and dinner at faculty member’s home.


8:00-9:30 am Welcome with Chief Residents and Program Leadership
9:30 am-12:00 pm Interviews
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch with Pediatric Neurology Residents
1:00-2:00 pm Resident Report
2:00-3:00 pm Medical Center Tour with Resident
3:00-4:30 pm Return to hotel for break/prepare for evening events
4:30-5:30 pm Mini Taste of St. Louis Reception
(with Adult & Pediatric Neurology Faculty & Residents)
5:45 pm Meet General Pediatrics Residents for dinner


General Pediatrics Residency Interviews and return home

General Information:

The Pediatric Neurology Residency Program is a part of Graduate Medical Education (GME) at Washington University. Guidelines for residency training are reviewed internally by the GME committee, who also coordinates educational and policy guidelines for all postgraduate education at Washington University assuring that programs fully comply with local, state, and federal mandates.

Washington University is committed to increasing representation of women and members of minority groups in its residency programs and particularly encourages applications from such candidates. Washington University encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid, and employment. The University does not discriminate in access to, or treatment of, or employment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status or disability. Present Department of Defense policy governing ROTC and AFROTC programs discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation; such discrimination is inconsistent with Washington University policy. Inquiries about compliance should be addressed to the University’s Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Washington University, Campus Box 1184, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899 tel: (314) 935-5949.