Department of Pediatrics

Child Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Admissions

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Available Positions Per Year

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Currently, seven positions are available per year for the Child Neurology Residency Program: three in Categorical Child Neurology, two in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, and two n the Basic Neuroscience Research Track.

Reserved positions (after completing a full pediatrics residency) for the Child Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency Program may be offered in some years. Please contact our program if you are interested in this pathway.

Categorical Child Neurology Residency

Our Categorical Child Neurology Residency Training is a five-year integrated Child Neurology Residency Program combining two consecutive years of pediatrics and three years of neurology training.

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Our Categorical Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Training is a six-year integrated NDD residency program combining two consecutive years of pediatrics and four years of neurodevelopmental disabilities training.

Basic Neuroscience Child Neurology

Our Categorical Basic Neuroscience Research Pathway is a five-year pathway that includes one year of pediatrics, three years of neurology training and one year of research. The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology must approve the individual neuroscience pathway for the resident to be eligible for certification upon completion of training.

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Application Process

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Categorical Child Neurology, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, and Basic Neuroscience Research Pathway are separate applications. However, as categorical positions, you do not need to submit a separate application to Pediatrics; our programs will coordinate these applications for you.

We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Submit your application via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We do not accept applications for our residency programs outside of The Match.

Baylor College of Medicine does not discriminate with regard to race, sex, age, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We welcome applications from students of all training backgrounds.

Both the Child Neurology Residency Program and the General Pediatrics Residency Program will review applicants for consideration of an interview invitation.

Interviews are held October through January. Applicants not offered an interview will be notified.

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Interview Process

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Both the Child Neurology Residency Program and the General Pediatrics Residency Program will interview applicants for consideration of our rank list.

In accordance with AAMC and BCM guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic, we are conducting all Residency Program Interviews online, regardless of the location of the student’s institution for the 2021-2022 Match Season. For up-to-date information on how Baylor College of Medicine is responding to the pandemic, visit our Coronavirus website.

Along with meeting with the program director, faculty, and current residents, the applicants will have a virtual tour of Texas Children’s Hospital and affiliated sites. The interview experience is expected to last approximately two to three hours with time allotted for breaks.

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Requirements

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Each applicant must:

  • Be a graduate of a Liaison Committee on Medical Education accredited medical school, or
  • Be a graduate of an American Osteopathic Association accredited college of osteopathic medicine, or
  • Be an international medical graduate who holds a valid Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates certificate, or
  • Have a full, unrestricted license to practice medicine in a U.S. licensing jurisdiction, or
  • Have completed a fifth pathway program provided by a LCME-accredited medical school.
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Reserved Position Requirements

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For reserved position applicants, prerequisite training outlined as follows, which can be initiated following one of three options:

  • Two years of residency training in pediatrics in the United States or Canada, or
  • One PGY-1 year (as described in the Program Requirements for Residency Education in Neurology, Section I.A.1*) and one year of residency training in pediatrics; or
  • One year of pediatrics plus one year of basic neuroscience training. The program director must review and determine the acceptability of these initial two years of training.

Visit the Baylor College of Medicine Graduate Medical Education Admissions for more information on BCM policies on basis of selection, information for International Medical Graduates, and other general requirements.

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Diversity and Inclusion

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Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and providing patient-centered care.

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