Child Neurology Residency Application

Positions Available in the 2023 Match

There are three categorical residency positions offered with 2 years of preliminary training in general pediatrics at CHLA starting in June 2023 followed by 3 years of child neurology training starting in July 2025.

How to Apply

The match process for the CHLA Child Neurology Residency Program is through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) main residency match and applications are accepted via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) platform. Applications should be submitted for our categorical child neurology positions only; separate application to the CHLA general pediatrics residency is NOT required. Those selected for an interview will be automatically granted an interview with the CHLA Pediatric Residency Program.

Application requirements

All applications for the categorical residency training program must be submitted through ERAS and must contain the following:

  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Minimum of three letters of recommendation
  • Dean's letter/MSPE
  • USMLE or COMLEX score(s)
  • Medical school transcripts
  • For international medical graduates, we also require an Evaluation Status Letter from the Medical Board of California in Sacramento and current ECFMG certificate
  • For non-U.S. residents, you must have an H-1B or F-1 visa to participate in CHLA GME training programs. J-1 visas are not accepted.

We require passing board scores. We review the entirety of the application including medical school performance, letters of recommendation and extra-curricular activities when selecting applicants for an interview. All documentation must be received before an applicant's file is reviewed. Applicant files are processed in the order in which they are received. Offers for interviews are on a rolling basis and waiting lists are utilized.


The COVID-19 pandemic has afforded graduate medical training nationwide the unique opportunity to recognize the immense equity virtual interviews offer medical students. In compliance with guidance from the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Consortium of Neurology Program Directors, the Association of Pediatric Program Directors, and the American Academy of Neurology, all interviews for the 2023 Match will be virtual. Interviews will take place over WebEx between November and January. We will not offer second look opportunities.

More information regarding the interview process will be provided through email correspondence once an interview offer is made.

2022-2023 Main Residency Match Timeline

September 7, 2022 ERAS applications submitted to programs
September 15, 2022 2023 Match Registration Opens
September 28, 2022 Applications available for programs to review
October 6, 2022 Deadline to submit ERAS applications
October 29, 2022 through January 20, 2023 Virtual Interviews
January 31, 2023 Deadline for 2023 Match Registration
February 1, 2023 Ranking opens
March 2, 2023 Rank Order List Certification Deadline
March 18, 2023 Match Day

Meet Our Team

Learn more about our neurology team, including current residents and faculty. And check out the fellowship placements previous CHLA child neurology residents achieved. Meet the child neurology residency team.