Application Information

All initial residency interviews will be held virtually. More information on second looks will be forthcoming. 

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 neurologic requirements for board eligibility in General Pediatrics and Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology.

UVA Child Neurology participates in the NRMP match and the ERAS system (1737185C0). You do not need to apply to Pediatrics separately to be considered for our Child Neurology residency.

This year, we will be offering 1 categorical position.

  • Child Neurology-Categorical Track: One position- Match in 2024 for Pediatrics appointment in 2024 and Child Neurology appointment in 2026.

Application Components

Your ERAS application should include the following:

  • 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

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 scores – Step 1 passed at time of application. Applicants MUST submit USMLE scores to be considered.

*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 and H1-B visa sponsorship.

2023 – 2024 Child Neurology Interviews

Interviews are scheduled October through January.

*Categorical pediatrics interviews will take place on a separate day from your scheduled Child Neurology interview day. Categorical candidates must attend both pediatrics and child neurology interview days to be considered.  

Categorical Interview Dates:

  • Tuesday, October 31, 2023 (Pediatrics) & Friday, November 3, 2023 (Child Neurology)
  • Monday, November 13, 2023 (Pediatrics) & Thursday, November 16, 2023 (Child Neurology)
  • Monday, December 4, 2023 (Pediatrics) & Thursday, December 7, 2023 (Child Neurology)
  • Tuesday, December 5, 2023 (Pediatrics) & Friday, December 8, 2023 (Child Neurology)
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2023 (Pediatrics) & Friday, December 15, 2023 (Child Neurology)
  • Monday, January 8, 2024 (Pediatrics) & Thursday, January 11, 2024 (Child Neurology)

UVA Graduate Medical Education

Diversity Day – TBD

This program has previously featured presentations by:

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

UVA passionately believes that a diverse housestaff encourages empathy and compassion within the hospital as well as the greater Charlottesville community. We seek a racially, ethnically and gender diverse intern class. Please let us know if you would like to be connected to current Neurology housestaff and faculty eager to discuss diversity and inclusion with you.

Appointment Requirements

Candidates for appointment as resident child neurologists must have received a doctorate in medicine (M.D), doctorate in osteopathic medicine (D.O), or equivalent from an accredited medical school and be eligible to take step 3 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).

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.

Questions and Correspondence

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

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

Telephone: (434) 243-1552