Applying for Residency

We accept three outstanding physicians with a strong pediatric background into our child neurology residency program each year.

Preliminary Training

We welcome inquiries from highly motivated candidates who have completed one of the following in residency programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education:

  • two years of pediatric training
  • one year of internal medicine and one year of pediatric training
  • one year of pediatrics plus one year of basic neuroscience training

The preliminary pediatric training is offered at the University at Buffalo and is included with the child neurology residency.  You do not need to apply to the Department of Pediatrics.

You also must participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).


Selection Process

Preliminary Selection

The residency program director will base preliminary selections on academic credentials:

  • USMLE parts I and II percentile score of 80 or higher, or equivalent for osteopathic medical students or Canadian examination (LMCC parts I and II)
  • at least three letters of recommendation
  • personal statement demonstrating interest in child neurology training

Foreign medical school graduates also must have:

  • passing grade on the USMLE CS examination
  • hands-on experience training in a North American clinical setting is highly desirable
  • excellent oral and written skills in English
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate

The residency program director ranks all applicants who meet minimum criteria. Candidates ranked favorably will be invited for an interview.

Final Selection

Applicants selected for ranking via the National Residency Matching Program must be acceptable to both the Department of Internal Medicine and the Department of Neurology. The program director, in consultation with the Residency Advisory Committee, makes the final ranking and selection.

Contact Us

If you have questions, please contact:

Training Program Administrators

Thomas Bellanca

Department of Neurology

1010 Main St., 2nd floor, Buffalo, NY 14202

Phone: (716) 829-5060; Fax: (716) 829-5051