How to Apply

The Child Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NDD) programs have openings for July 2020 and will start interviewing for these positions beginning in October 2019. 

If you are a medical student and if you are applying for combined Pediatrics and Child Neurology/NDD, you will use ERAS and matches will be made through the NRMP. For further information, please visit the ERAS, NRMP, and AAMC sites. Since the Child Neurology and NDD programs are combined with Pediatrics, applicants only need to apply to the Child Neurology and/or NDD programs. A separate application to Pediatrics is not necessary. 

We will be interviewing candidates for 3 child neurology positions and 1 neurodevelopmental disabilities position to begin combined training with pediatrics in July 2020. We are also interviewing for 1 reserve position, for candidates who have already completed general pediatrics prerequisites and would be eligible to begin neurology training in July 2020.


The interview process will be arranged by Child Neurology or NDD for qualified candidates so that candidates may interview with pediatrics and Child Neurology/NDD on consecutive days. Program coordinators for pediatrics and Child Neurology/NDD will contact you about interview dates once all of the application information has been received and reviewed. An interview is a mandatory part of the application process.

The Child Neurology/NDD interview is a full day in length and includes a welcome by the program coordinator/program director, interviews with Child Neurology and NDD faculty, tours of the hospital and clinics, and lunch with the residents. For those who can arrive in Pittsburgh on the evening prior to the interview, there is a dinner with the Child Neurology/NDD residents.

Pediatric interviews are also a full day in length. Get further details

Applicants who wish to become board-certified in Pediatrics, Child Neurology, and NDD will be required to complete specific rotations in Pediatrics during the two-year training period. The requirements can be found here.

We encourage applicants to apply by October 1,2019.

General Pediatrics for the Pediatrics-Child Neurology Pathway

A special agreement exists between the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), whereby an applicant who completes at least two years of accredited training in general comprehensive pediatrics and the neurology training necessary to meet the requirements for certification in neurology with special qualifications in child neurology, fulfills the training requirements of both the ABP and the ABPN.

Learn more about Pediatrics-Neurology Training Requirements at the ABP website.

Core Curriculum Requirements

The curriculum for the two years of general pediatrics training should include a broad exposure to the specialty and must include 22 months of clinical experiences, 20 months of which are specified. The additional two months of electives will be at the discretion of the general pediatrics program director. Rotations in child neurology are restricted to one month, either as a required subspecialty or as an elective rotation. The 20 months' specified experiences must consist of the following:

Required Rotations

  • Emergency Medicine and Acute Illness – 3 months (at least 2 in ED)
  • Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics – 1 month
  • Adolescent Medicine – 1 month
  • Term Newborn – 1 month
  • Inpatient Pediatrics (non-ICU) – 5 months (no maximum)
  • Ambulatory Experiences (including Community Pediatrics and Child Advocacy) – 2 months
  • NICU – 2 months
  • PICU – 2 months
  • Additional Subspecialty – 4 months (minimum)