The Child Neurology residency training program at Vanderbilt is a categorical 5 year program that is ACGME-approved for a total of nine positions (three positions for each of the three years of training following Pediatrics PGY1 and PGY2 years).
Applicants do one of the following training prerequisites, though almost all residents do two years of Pediatrics followed by three years of Child Neurology:
The upcoming 2014 Match will be utilizing the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). For this Match, Vanderbilt will be offering Categorical positions, to begin in July 2014. These categorical positions will include the initial two years of Pediatrics training at Vanderbilt, followed by three years of training in Child Neurology (which will include the required one year of adult neurology training).
How to Apply: Applicants for the 2014 Match are asked to complete a SINGLE application form utilizing ERAS (https://www.aamc.org/students/medstudents/eras/) that will allow them to apply to both Pediatrics and Child Neurology residency programs. Applications will be sent to Vanderbilt for review. Applicants invited for an interview will be required to interview within both the Child Neurology and Pediatrics training programs.
In addition, given our recent growth to 3 Child Neurology residents per year, we also have two Reserved positions available for 2014. Due to the recent implementation of the "All-In" policy of ACGME, these positions can no longer be offered outside of the match. Therefore, candidates interested in starting Child Neurology in July 2014 as an Advanced resident (have already done or in the process of completing Pediatric training) also need to apply in the Summer/Fall of 2013 for the 2014 Match. Please contact us for any questions about this process for either Categorical or Reserved positions starting in 2014.
Detailed information regarding the Match process can be found at the NRMP website (http://www.nrmp.org).