Application Process

Washington University School of Medicine/St. Louis Children’s Hospital Child Neurology Residency Ranked #4 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.

We do not have any cutoff for board scores. We review the application as a whole, including medical school performance, particularly with clerkship performance, the quality of the recommendation letters, medical school dean’s letter, personal statement, life experience of the students, board scores and publications when making a decision for interviews. We are fully aware of the impact of COVID on students, particularly with inability to take step 2 exam, as well inability to complete some in-patient rotations. These factors will not affect our decision to interview you or not. 

Positions Available through 2022 Match:

Five PGY1 categorical positions with preliminary training beginning 7/2022 and Child Neurology training beginning 7/2024.
One PGY3 position for Child Neurology training beginning 7/2022.

Application Timeline:

Sept. 1, 2021 Applications begin to be accepted through ERAS
First week of October 2021 – mid November 2021 Applicants are notified of interview invitations
Oct. 15, 2021 Deadline for all applications to be received
Oct. 25
Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Dec. 13, 20
Virtual Pediatric Neurology Interview Days
March 18, 2022 Match Day

Virtual Interview Visit:

Due to COVID-19, during the 2021-2022 application season we will again be interviewing all candidates virtually over Zoom between late October to late December.

Per AAMC and AAN guidance, our interview days for the 2022 Match will again be virtual. Virtual visits will be coordinated on back to back dates with General Pediatrics virtual interview days. 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).

The interview process will include:

  1. Live virtual interviews with faculty
  2. Live meeting opportunities with residents during the interview day and evening prior
  3. Access to pre-recorded topics of interest (see below)
  4. Informal, live virtual open house sessions for interviewed applicants. These sessions will enable applicants to chat with a variety of clinical and research faculty that they may not have met on their interview day. These Saturday sessions will be fun and relaxed. Dress casual and enjoy meeting your future colleagues.

Pre-recorded Topics:

Epilepsy
Neuromuscle
Neonatal neurology
Pediatric Movement Disorders
Pediatric Neurocritical Care and Stroke
Pediatric Neuro-Immunology
Pediatric Sleep Disorders

Virtual open houses with Residents, Program Directors, and subspecialty faculty:

Applicants, please join us for our Open House on Sept. 8, 2021 at 7 p.m. CST! To register, use the QR code on the flyer or fill out this form. Additional virtual open house dates will be added soon!

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.