Pediatric Neurology at Boston Medical Center

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Residency Program

Application Requirements

  • Interview
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of reference
  • Successful completion of at least two years of an ACGME-approved pediatric residency training program before beginning with our program.
  • Graduation from medical school within the past ten years.
  • If in the United States on a visa, you must be eligible to remain for an additional three years in order to complete our training program.
  • The Pediatrics program at Boston University will consider accepting someone who will complete only two years of Pediatric residency if they are planning to stay on in our Pediatric Neurology residency training program. 

How to Apply

We currently have one categorial position and one advanced postion available to begin our Pediatric Neurology residency program in 2017.

The Categorical position for 2017 will involve a continuous five years of training, beginning in 2015 with training in the Urban Health and Advocacy Track of the Boston Combined Residency Program (BCRP) followed by pediatric neurology training starting in 2017. Applicants may apply to both the categorical and the advanced track simultaneously.

Any medical student applying to the advanced track will  need to independently apply to preliminary Pediatrics programs elsewhere.

The Pediatric Neurology match will be completed through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Please visit their website for application instructions. You will need to register for the 2015 NRMP match and complete a MyERAS application.

Applicants using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and applying for Pediatric Neurology Residency should complete their MyERAS application, but DO NOT need to mail a hard copy to AUPN.

To Apply for the Categorical Position

Applicants interested in our categorical position with the pediatrics training program must apply to the categorical track (1257185C0). A separate application to the pediatrics program is not needed, but day-long visits and interviews with each program will be required on different days.

Application Timeline

  • September 15th, 2014: NRMP registration begins

  • November-February: Interviews are conducted

  • December 1st: Deadline to submit ERAS application

  • March, 2015: Match results released

We will consider offering an interview date subsequent to receiving a full application packet from ERAS.

If you have an interest in our program and would like to plan a visit, please contact Lan Ruan at 617.414.4536 or

Thank you for your interest in our program and we look forward to reviewing your application.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  What openings do you have for 2015?
   We do not currentely have any open positions for 2015.

Q:  Should I apply for the Pediatrics program and Pediatric Neurology separately?
A:   Not if you are interested in the categorical position which combines pediatrics and pediatric neurology for a continuous 5 years of training. For this position, please select the categorical track option in your ERAS appliction. If you are applying for an Advanced position in  2017, then yes, separate applications are necessary.

Q:   Do you accept International Medical Graduates?
   Yes. However, you also must have:

  1. An ECFMG certificate
  2. Have passed the USMLE 1 and 2
  3. Have completed 2 years in an ACGME accredited Pediatrics training program before entering our program.

Q:  What visas do you accept for International Medical Graduates?

Q:  What are the median USMLE scores accepted by your program?
   You must pass step 1 and step 2 before entering our program.

Q:   Should we supply any additional information along with the ERAS application?
    You should supply 3 letters of recommendation and a personal statement.

Q:    What are the dates/times of the interviews?
     The interviews are scheduled for Fridays in the fall and early winter. They are full day interviews beginning at 8 am and ending at 5 pm.

If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact Lan Ruan at 617.414.4536 or email


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Pediatric Neurology
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725 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118

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