Pediatric Neurology Residency Program
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do you take International Medical Graduates in your program? Yes; however, International Medical Graduates must have at least one year of clinical experience in the United States through observerships or externships. They must also have an appropriate visa and be certified through the ECFMG.
2. Do you sponsor visas? If yes, which types? Yes, we sponsor J1 visas. Unfortunately, we are not able to sponsor other visa types.
3. Is there a particular format for the Letters of Recommendation and/or Personal Statement? No.
4. Are there any special instructions for applying to this program? No, except that all applications must be submitted through ERAS. Candidates applying to the categorical position need only submit one ERAS application and one NRMP Match List (i.e. Child Neurology application/match list covers Pediatrics preliminary training and Child Neurology).
5. How many positions do you have annually? We are currently accepting a PGY1 (categorical position) and a PGY3 (reserved position). Applicants for the PGY3 position must have completed two years of Pediatrics or a year of Pediatrics and a year of Internal Medicine to be eligible for the position.
6. Do you offer observerships? Unfortunately, we do not.
7. Does your program guarantee a position for the Pediatrics portion of the training? Yes, our program is formally integrated with the Medical University of South Carolina Pediatrics residency program. Candidates applying to the PGY1 categorical position would be applying for two years of Pediatrics training followed by three years of Pediatric Neurology training.
8. What matching program do you use? We participate in the Neurology Residency Match Program.
9. Can I submit materials directly to the program? No, please submit all material through ERAS.
10. When and how will you notify candidates about interviews? Once an application has been accepted, it will be reviewed. Candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted, primarily via e-mail. Notifications will occur on a rolling basis through January 1, 2013.