Application Information

The UVA Child Neurology categorical residency program is a 5-year training program, consisting of 2 years in Pediatrics, 1 year of adult neurology, and 2 years of child neurology.  By taking advantage of our categorical position, our residents count on five successive years of uninterrupted training in Charlottesville, completing all pediatric and neurological requirements for board certification in Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology.

UVA Child Neurology participates in the NRMP match and the ERAS system (1737185C0).

Your ERAS application should include:

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Full medical school transcript
  • An NRMP number (requires completed NRMP application)
  • USMLE scores – Step 1 passed at time of application. Applicants MUST submit USMLE scores to be considered.
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (formerly Dean’s Letter)
  • Personal statement

Applications will be accepted in ERAS as of September 2019 for individuals who wish to begin their Pediatrics training July 1, 2020 and Child Neurology training July 1, 2022 (5-year categorical track – 1 position available).

International Graduates

Application Requirements

  • At least two months of clinical experience in the United States, with evaluations from each experience as part of your application
  • A valid certificate issued by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
  • USMLE Step 1 score

*ERAS is available to students and graduates of medical schools outside the United States through the ECFMG, which serves as your designated Dean’s office. UVA offers J-1 visa sponsorship.

All applications to the UVA Child Neurology Residency program must be submitted no later than December 1, 2019.


Child Neurology Interview Dates

Interviews are scheduled in October, November, December, and January. We also offer a pre-interview informal dinner with our residents. A letter will detail the dinner and interview schedule prior to your arrival in Charlottesville.

After we have received your materials, both Neurology and Pediatrics will review your file and write to you regarding the status of your application.

*Pediatrics interviews will take place the day before your scheduled Child Neurology interview day.  Candidates must attend both interviews days to be considered.

Interview Dates for 2019 – 2020

  • October 16 & 17
  • November 7 & 8,   19 & 20,   20 & 21
  • December 12 & 13
  • January 9 & 10


UVA Graduate Medical Education

Diversity Day – Saturday, December 7th, 2019

This half-day program (a.m.) will feature presentations by:

  • School of Medicine faculty about diversity goals and initiatives underway at UVA
  • Resident representatives from the Housestaff Council for Diversity and Inclusion

Additionally there will be opportunities to meet and chat with current housestaff from multiple specialties in an informal and relaxed setting. There is no travel reimbursement from GME for this event.

UVA passionately believes that a diverse housestaff encourages empathy and compassion within the hospital and well as the greater Charlottesville community. We seek a racially, ethnically and gender diverse intern class for 2020. The Graduate Medical Education Committee is sponsoring a Diversity Day on December 7th, 2019.  There will be speakers from UVA and the Charlottesville community. Ample time to informally talk to these individuals (who will include faculty, house staff and medical students and community members) is built into the day. If this is important to your understanding of and interest in UVA, please let us know if you would like to participate in this special activity. For anyone who cannot accommodate the diversity day, please know there are many housestaff and faculty eager to discuss diversity and inclusion with you during whichever interview day you select.

Second Look for Diversity – Saturday, February 1st, 2020

This is an opportunity for select individuals who have already interviewed to come back for specific Diversity programming.


Appointment Requirements

Residency appointments are processed in the spring of the year. The residency begins upon receipt of the following administrative paperwork: medical school confirmation of graduation date, recommendation letter from each program director with whom candidate has worked before appointment in neurology, documentation of liability insurance coverage and claims history, and a current curriculum vitae.

Candidates for appointment as resident child neurologists must have received a doctorate in medicine from an accredited medical school and be eligible to take step 3 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). Candidates must have successfully completed their required prerequisite training in U.S. programs approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) (either 2 or more years of residency training in pediatrics in the U.S. or Canada; or 1 year each of residency training in pediatrics and internal medicine; or 1 year of pediatrics plus 1 year of basic neuroscience training); please see the current ABPN booklet, mentioned above, for special situations, since we follow ABPN guidelines for post-doctoral, pre-residency training requirements, or visit Further information is available in the current ABPN booklet.  Applicants should not hesitate to ask our residency program coordinator for more information.

Please Note: To understand the requirements for clinical appointment and employment at the University of Virginia Health System, it is extremely important for you to review the Requirements and Benefits of Appointment as part of the application process. It contains specific information related to appointments, contracts, stipends, and benefits. You may also wish to take a look at the overview of the Salary and Benefits package for pediatric residents.


Questions and Correspondence

All correspondence relating to applications, interviews, etc. should be directed to:

Elena Miller
Medical Education Coordinator – Department of Neurology
University of Virginia Health System
P.O. Box 800394
Charlottesville, VA 22908

Telephone: (434) 243-1552