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We accept applications for the Child Neurology Residency from graduates of US medical schools and World Health Organization (WHO)-recognized foreign medical schools. We are especially interested in applicants with academic interests in laboratory or clinical neurosciences.

Application Requirements

  1. We abide by all National Resident Matching Programs (NRMP) rules for residency program.
  2. All applications must be submitted via Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
  3. Cincinnati Children’s Department of Pediatrics and Division of Child Neurology offers a five-year categorical residency. We collaborate in reviewing applications, scheduling interviews, and ranking candidates. Our curriculum follows the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) and American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) guidelines. Training is two years of pediatrics training followed by three years of child neurology training.
  4. The Child Neurology Residency is the only program applicants need to apply to in ERAS. It is not necessary to apply separately to the Pediatrics Residency in ERAS. Our Child Neurology NRMP program code is 1808185C0.
  5. We require a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation may be submitted by any individual selected by the applicant.
  6. Applications are accepted from both MD and DO applicants. 
  7. USMLE and COMLEX: There is NO minimum score requirement to apply. Cincinnati Children’s has a general benchmark score of 220 for the USMLE Step 1 score; and 550 for the COMLEX score, however this is not a requirement to apply.
  8. An applicant's entire application is reviewed to ensure that the individual has excellent knowledge, clinical skills, research skills, strong moral character, etc. We strive to fill our residency positions with well-rounded and diverse applicants.
  9. There is a five-year cutoff as to application date after medical school graduation date.
  10. We accept applications from International Medical Graduates. Below are some additional items for International Medical Graduates to consider:
    1. Only J1 Visas are accepted.
    2. All ECFMG requirements must be met, including having completed USMLE Step1 and Step2.

Contact Us

For more information about the Child Neurology Residency, call 513-636-7558 or send us an email.

Cameron Thomas, MD, MS

Charu Venkatesan, MD, PhD

Lauren Scott, Medical Education Specialist

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