Child Neurology Residency Training Program How to Apply

The Department of Neurology currently accepts at least six new Child Neurology residents and at least one Neurodevelopmental Disabilities resident into its training program each year.

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Application Procedure

In 2019-20, incoming residents can apply for the following types of positions:

A Combined Neurology and Pediatrics Residency, also known as the Categorical Program (five positions): this position includes a two-year General Pediatrics residency and a three-year Child Neurology residency at Boston Children’s Hospital. The General Pediatrics residency is done through the Boston Combined Residency Program at Boston Children’s Hospital/Boston Medical Center (BCRP). Note: If you choose this option, you must also apply separately to the BCRP (

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency Categorical Position (one position): includes a two-year General Pediatrics residency at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA and a four-year NDD residency at Boston Children's Hospital.

Two Reserve Positions are available for residents who will be ready to begin their Child Neurology or Neurodevelopmental Disabilities residency training in the Summer of 2020. Both positions require that the applicant will have completed one of the following by June 2020; at least two years of general pediatrics residency, one year of general pediatrics and one year of internal medicine, or one year of pediatrics and one year of research. Clinical years must have been performed in an ACGME-accredited residency program.

Matching will be done through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS): Your completed application will be forwarded to the Child Neurology Residency Selection Committee for review. Categorical Child Neurology or Neurodevelopmental Disabilities candidates will also spend a day interviewing with program leadership at the BCRP or Baystate respectively. The Child Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities matches will be simultaneous with the General Pediatrics match. 

For specific questions, please speak with the Residency Program Director, David K. Urion, MD, FAAN via email ( or you may also arrange a time to speak with Dr. Urion by calling Stephanie Hansbury, 617-355-7819.