Application Process

Washington University School of Medicine/St. Louis Children’s Hospital Child Neurology Residency Ranked #3 on Doximity

St. Louis Children’s Hospital Ranked #7 in Neurosciences by US News & World Report!

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 2021 Match:

Five PGY1 categorical positions with preliminary training beginning 7/2021 and Child Neurology training beginning 7/2023.

Application Timeline:

September 15, 2020 Applications begin to be accepted through ERAS
October 28, 2020 – mid November 1, 2020 Applicants are notified of interview invitations
November 1, 2020 Deadline for all applications to be received
November 2020 – mid January 2021 Virtual Interviews
March 19, 2021 Match Day

Virtual Interview Visit:

Due to COVID-19, during the 2020-2021 application season we will be interviewing all candidates virtually over Zoom between early November and the end of January.

Per AAMC and AAN guidelines, our interview days for the 2021 Match will be virtual. Virtual visits will be Sunday-Tuesday and coordinated with General Pediatrics.  On Sunday evening, we will have a live informal social gathering providing an opportunity for candidates to get to know our residents, the program, and the city. The Child Neurology interview program will begin on Monday morning. We look forward to introducing applicants to our program through our electronic materials, live informational sessions, and more planned interactions with our residents. Each applicant will typically interview with a minimum of three pediatric neurology faculty members during the day, including the Residency Program Director, Associate Program Director, and Division 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. Virtual General Pediatrics interviews will follow the next day (Tuesday).  In addition to joining virtual meetings throughout the interview season, applicants will have an opportunity to review pre-recorded topics based on their interest: 

  • Program Overview    
  • Resident Wellness 
  • Research opportunities and training grants  
  • Mentorship program starting at PGY1 
  • Perspectives of physician scientists and opportunities 
  • Living in Midwest for coastal residents  
  • Sub-specialty Special interest groups and fellowship opportunities by each section (pediatric epilepsy, pediatric neuromuscular, neonatal neurology, pediatric movement, pediatric neurocritical care and stroke, pediatric neuro-immunology, pediatric sleep disorders)
  • Where do residents live and what do they do for fun  
  • Virtual open house with program directors and section chiefs

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.