How to Apply

The Child Neurology Residency training program at Vanderbilt is ACGME-approved for a total of nine resident positions (three positions for each of the three years of Neurology training).

Our standard categorical position consists of two years of Pediatrics followed by three years of Child Neurology (including the required one year of Adult Neurology rotations).

Additional training pathways leading to board eligibility in Child Neurology are possible, and include one year of pediatrics, one year of basic neuroscience training, and three years of Child Neurology.

Application Process

We participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and only accept applications in this manner; our program number is 1702185C0. For this Match, Vanderbilt offers three categorical positions, to begin in July 2020. Categorical positions include the initial two years of Pediatrics training at Vanderbilt, followed by the three years of training in Child Neurology (which will include the required one year of adult neurology training). 

Applicants for the 2021 Match need to submit a single application form to the Child Neurology Categorical Program (1702185C0) to ERAS. this will automatically include the Pediatrics component of our training program. A separate application to the General Pediatrics Residency should not be completed. We require three letters of recommendation. USMLE Step 1 is required at time of interview and Step 2 is required prior to the official start date of intern year. Registration on ERAS for the 2021 Match will open in September 2020. Your application will subsequently be distributed to Vanderbilt for review.

Applicants invited for an interview will be required to interview within both the Child Neurology and Pediatrics training programs between October 2020 and January 2021. Applicants typically arrive in Nashville on a Sunday or Monday and have interviews, tours and informational sessions Monday and Tuesday or Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.

Find more information about the Match please consult the NRMP website.


Please contact Mattie Goostree for more information regarding the program or application process.

Mattie Goostree

Mattie Goostree
Associate Program Manager