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Application Process

Eligibility Criteria

  • US or Royal Canadian medical school graduates must have passed USMLE I and II
  • Graduates of Osteopathic schools must have passed USMLE I and II or NBME I
  • Advanced positions require the successful completion of two years of postgraduate training which may consist of:
    • Two years of ACGME approved training in Pediatrics or
    • One year of ACGME approved training in Pediatrics and either
      • One year of training in basic neuroscience or
      • One year of PGY I level training in an approved residency as otherwise specified in the ACGME requirements for resident training in Neurology.
  • Eligibility for a Missouri Medical License
  • Successful completion of a personal interview
  • The Child Neurology Program participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP)

All prospective applicants must register with the Match to be considered for a categorical position in our program.

Eligibility for a Missouri Medical License

Temporary licensing of physicians and surgeons 20 CSR 2150-2.060

International Medical Students

We accept applications from international medical school graduates, although the application process is extremely competitive. Our small program receives a myriad of applications, including many from the top medical schools in the U.S. Only those with exceptional credentials are invited for an interview. An international medical school graduate must have a valid ECFMG certificate, completed USMLE Part III.  Please note that Saint Louis University School of Medicine will NOT sponsor trainees for an H-1B visa.

At completion of the training program, graduates will have the knowledge and clinical experience necessary to practice Child Neurology independently, either at an academic institution or in private practice. In addition, they will be prepared to successfully achieve certification both from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Pediatrics.

Please submit your application through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). Our residency is a combined Peds/Neuro five-year program, we will share your application with the pediatrics residency program. You will receive email communication through ERAS from Terese Hudson, Pediatric Program Coordinator, to confirm your interview date with the Pediatric Program.

How to Arrange an Interview

After your application has been reviewed in ERAS, you will receive an email through ERAS from the Division of Child Neurology (Frances Copeland) indicating the status of your application.  If invited for an interview, specific instructions will be included on how to arrange your interview.  

When to Interview

Interview season runs from mid-October through mid-January. Specific dates will be included in the email invitation when invited. Interviews for the Child Neuro program are conducted over two days. The first day of interviews will be with Pediatrics followed by a second day with Child Neurology.

Scheduling Tips/ Information

The maximum number of interviewees scheduled each day for Child Neurology is three.
December is usually the busiest month for interviewing.
Please submit your application through ERAS as soon as possible to allow plenty of time for us to review your file and schedule your interview. If you need to cancel an interview, please do so as early as possible to allow another applicant to take your place.

Where to Report

The Child Neurology program will be in contact with you prior to the time of your interview to make dinner arrangements for the night before your first interview day. If your travel plans do not allow for this, you will still have an opportunity to meet with some of the residents the day of your interview.

On the morning of your interviews, a taxi will pick you up at the hotel and bring you to the hospital where you will meet representatives from the Pediatrics Program and the Child Neurology Program to begin your day. Transportation will be provided back to the hotel at the end of your interview days.

Where to Stay Overnight

The program will cover the cost of the hotel room (room and tax) at Hotel Ignacio St. Louis for applicants needing accommodations the evenings before their interview.  A credit card will be required at check-in for any additional charges. You do not need to make a reservation. Our office will handle all reservations.