Application Information

Due to COVID-19, all residency interviews will be held virtually to ensure the health and safety of applicants, residents, and interviewing faculty. For more information, please tune in to UVA’s GME recruitment series or learn more at their website.

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 2020 for individuals who wish to begin their Pediatrics training July 1, 2021 and Child Neurology training July 1, 2023 (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, 2020.

Child Neurology Interviews

Interviews are scheduled in November, December, and January. 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 separately from your scheduled Child Neurology interview day. Applicants must attend pediatric and neurology interviews. Both interviews must take place within the same week of each other. If there are any questions at all about interview date selection, please contact the program coordinator.
Candidates must attend both interviews days to be considered.

Interview Dates for 2020 – 2021

Pediatric Interview Days

  • Tuesday, November 17, 2020
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020
  • Tuesday, December 8, 2020
  • Wednesday, December 9, 2020
  • Tuesday, January 5, 2021
  • Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Child Neurology Interview Days

  • Thursday, November 19, 2020
  • Friday, November 20, 2020
  • Thursday, December 10, 2020
  • Friday, December 11, 2020
  • Thursday, January 7, 2021
  • Friday, January 8, 2021


UVA Graduate Medical Education

Diversity Day – TBA

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 and well as the greater Charlottesville community. We seek a racially, ethnically and gender diverse intern class for 2021. If this is important to your understanding of and interest in UVA, 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

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