How to Apply

Applicants to five-year Pediatrics-Child Neurology Categorical Residency Program (NRMP ID#1160185C0) must apply through the National Residency Matching Program. Our program only accepts applications through ERAS.  Applicants to this program simultaneously match into our Categorical Pediatrics Residency for the initial two-years* followed by three-years of Child Neurology training. 

*The preliminary two-years of Pediatrics is designed in compliance with the training requirements for general pediatrics for the Pediatrics-Child Neurology Pathway as identified by the American Board of Pediatrics.  

The University of Chicago offers combined Pediatric/Child Neurology Interview days which take place October - December.  Each year we match two candidates into our incoming class. 

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis as of the program start date.  If sponsorship is needed, J-1 visas are preferred.

Your application through ERAS must include:

  • ERAS Application Form
  • CV (within ERAS)
  • Dean's Letter (MSPE)
  • Personal Statement
  • Transcript
  • At least 3 letters of recommendation, no more than 4 are required - The University of Chicago does not require a chairman's letter.  If you would like to submit one, please make this your fourth letter of recommendation.
  • USMLE Scores - Step I and Step II (when available)
    • No Minimum Score Requirement
    • Passing USMLE scores are not required prior to invitation to interview but are needed prior to admission to our program

Visit our Section page for more information about us and our faculty.

Visit our Hospital page for more information about Comer Children's Hospital.

For specific inquiries, please contact:

Dr. Chalongchai Phitsanuwong, Program Director, Child Neurology Residency

For additional information, please contact:

Jim Kuttenberg
Business Administrator
Section of Child Neurology
University of Chicago Medicine
Fax 773.702.4786