Vanderbilt Department of Neurology

Child Residency Requirements for Application

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:

  1. Two years of residency training in pediatrics, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in the United States or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada; or,
  2. One PGY-1 year in internal medicine (accredited by the ACGME or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada) and one year of residency training in pediatrics; or,
  3. One year of pediatrics (accredited by the ACGME or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada), plus one year of basic neuroscience training.

The upcoming 2015 Match will be utilizing ERAS and the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).  For this Match, Vanderbilt will be offering three Categorical positions, to begin in July 2015. 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 2015 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.


Detailed information regarding the Match process can be found at the NRMP website (http://www.nrmp.org).

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