How to Apply

The Child Neurology (CN) and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NDD) programs have openings for 3 CN positions and 1 NDD position to begin combined training with pediatrics in July 2021 and will start interviewing for these positions beginning in November 2020.  Due to COVID-19, we will be conducting all interviews VIRTUALLY.

Apply for combined Pediatrics and Child Neurology and/or NDD using ERAS and matches will be made through the NRMP. Applicants only need to apply to the Child Neurology and/or NDD program. A separate application to Pediatrics is NOT necessary. For further information, please visit the ERAS, NRMP, and AAMC sites.


The interview process will be arranged by Child Neurology (CN) or NDD for qualified candidates so that candidates may interview with pediatrics and CN/NDD.  All interviews will be conducted virtually for the 2020-2021 season. Program coordinators for pediatrics and CN/NDD will contact you about interview dates once all of the application information has been received and reviewed.

The CN/NDD virtual interview will include a welcome and overview by the program leadership, interviews with CN and NDD faculty, participation in resident didactics and/or conferences, and a virtual social hour with our residents. We will provide you with additional program information electronically before your interview date.

We encourage applicants to apply by October 21, 2020.

Pediatrics for the Combined CN/NDD Pathway

The first two years of training are completed in the General Pediatrics Residency Program at the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, which fulfills the ABP and ABPN requirements for certification in Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology. Learn more about Pediatrics-Neurology Training Requirements at the ABP website.

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)