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Residency Program

Application Requirements

  • Interview
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of reference
  • Successful completion of at least two years of an ACGME-approved pediatric residency training program before beginning training in child neurology. See the different tracks to enter our program below.
  • Graduation from medical school within the past ten years.
  • If in the United States on a visa, you must be eligible to remain for an additional three years in order to complete our training program.

How to Apply

We are currently accepting applications for our categorical program and advanced position.

The Categorical Program in Child Neurology at Boston Medical Center is a five-year program that allows the trainee to do two years of pediatrics (June 2016 - June 2018) and three years of child neurology (July 2019 - June 2022). At the end of the program the trainee is board eligible for board certification in both child neurology and pediatrics. The first two years of training are in the Boston Combined Residency Program Urban Health Advocacy Track (UHAT). The final three years are in Pediatric Neurology, the first year being in adult neurology and the final two years are in Pediatric Neurology. We recommend that anyone interested in this track apply to the BCRP UHAT track (1259320C1) and the categorical Pediatric Neurology track (1257185C0). Candidates to this program need to be approved by both the Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology programs.

The Advanced Position (Advanced Pediatric Neurology track - 1257185A0) requires a minimum of two years of training in pediatrics before entering our program. Training in our child neurology will begin at the end of June 2018. Candidates who are currently in pediatric training program may apply. Candidates who have not completed two years of pediatric residency, should apply to other two-year pediatric residency programs. You should be aware that there are less than thirty of these slots in the United States and they are very competitive.

The Reserved Position is available in this year's match (2015). We will have an opening in 2016 and interviews for that position will commence in the autumn of 2015. This position is open to candidates who will have completed two or more years of pediatric training in an ACGME accredited program before June 30, 2016.

Some candidates have chosen to train first in pediatrics and apply for child neurology training in their intern year for an advanced position or in their senior year for a reserved position when we have had same year openings.

The Pediatric Neurology match will be completed through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Please visit their website for application instructions. You will need to register for the 2016 NRMP match and complete a MyERAS application.

Applicants using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and applying for Pediatric Neurology Residency should complete their MyERAS application, but DO NOT need to mail a hard copy to AUPN.

Application Timeline

  • September 15th, 2015: NRMP registration begins
  • November-February: Interviews are conducted
  • December 1st: Deadline to submit ERAS application
  • March, 2016: Match results released

We will consider offering an interview date subsequent to receiving a full application packet from ERAS.

If you have an interest in our program and would like to plan a visit, please contact Lan Ruan at 617.414.4536 or lan.ruan@bmc.org.

Thank you for your interest in our program and we look forward to reviewing your application.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What openings do you have for 2016?
We have one 2016 Categorical position (will start July 2016 in Pediatrics and July 2018 in Pediatric Neurology), one 2016 Advanced position (will start in Pediatric Neurology July 2018) and one 2016 Reserved position (will start in Pediatric Neurology in July 2016).

Q: Should I apply for the Pediatrics program and Pediatric Neurology separately?
A: Yes, you should apply to the Boston Combined Residency Program, Urban Health and Advocacy Track (BCRP/UHAT).

Q: Do you accept International Medical Graduates?
Yes. However, you also must have:

  1. An ECFMG certificate
  2. Have passed the USMLE 1 and 2
  3. Have completed 2 years in an ACGME accredited Pediatrics training program before entering our program.

Q: What visas do you accept for International Medical Graduates?

Q: What are the median USMLE scores accepted by your program?
You must pass step 1 and step 2 before entering our program.

Q: Should we supply any additional information along with the ERAS application?
You should supply 3 letters of recommendation and a personal statement.

Q: What are the dates/times of the interviews?
The interviews are scheduled for Fridays in the fall and early winter. They are full day interviews beginning at 8 am and ending at 5 pm.

If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact Lan Ruan at 617.414.4536 or email lan.ruan@bmc.org.

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