Child Neurology- Applicants

Applications

Child Neurology uses ERAS and the NRMP for the match. UCSF Child Neurology offers three positions yearly. Two Categorical Program positions with Pediatrics at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and one Advanced Program position linked with Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Oakland (CHO).

Applicants need to submit applications in ERAS to 3 separate programs (UCSF Child Neurology, UCSF Pediatric Categorical, Children’s Hospital Oakland Pediatrics Prelim)

The programs then work as a single unit, reviewing applications and generating one interview list

We offer a joint interview experience over 1 and 1/2 days, with selection committee composed of Child Neurology and Adult Neurology faculty, and Pediatrics faculty from Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco (UCSF Peds) and Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (CHO Peds)

Applicants will be able to submit their rank lists for UCSF Child Neurology linked with both or either Pediatric program, in the order desired.

 

Please Note:

UCSF Eligibility, Recruitment, and Selection Policy

All applicants must be eligible for a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in California.

All applicants must have a passing score on both USMLE Step I and USMLE Step II (CS and CK) in order to be ranked in the above programs. Scores must be received and uploaded by the program rank list submission on February 21, 2018.


Prerequisites:

The UCSF Child Neurology Residency has three positions each year (2 categorical & 1 advanced). Prerequisites for UCSF Child Neurology Categorical programs include two years of general Pediatrics residency training. For graduates of foreign medical schools, we require that applicants to our program complete at least one year of Pediatrics residency training in a US program prior to starting our training program.

All applicants must be eligible for a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in California.
Applications to the Child Neurology Residency Program should be submitted through ERAS www.aamc.org/students/eras/start.htm and the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). For information about registering, please visit their web site, www.nrmp.org,or call them at (866) 617-5834. UCSF applications or the Universal Application will not be accepted.

You should plan to include 3-4 letters of recommendation with your application from faculty who know you well and have worked with you. Your letters should include at least one from a child neurology faculty member. If you are a PhD student, it is recommended one of the letters be from your PhD mentor.

If you are a graduate of a foreign medical school, you must take these additional steps:

Step 1: You must hold a current, valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). This is mandatory for appointment at this institution as well as for licensure in the State of California. You will be required to contact them and arrange to take United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). After you pass the examination, including the English test, you will be granted an ECFMG certificate. Their address is: Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates; 3624 Market St., 4th Floor; Philadelphia PA 19104-2685; USA.

Step 2: After you have received your ECFMG certificate, and before applying for clinical training at UCSF, you must contact the Medical Board of California. They require that you complete their application form and submit various documents and records along with a processing fee. Upon a successful review of your application credentials, your education, and your USMLE scores, the CMB will issue an "Applicant Evaluation Status Letter." This letter enables you to apply for training at UCSF. A copy of this letter must be submitted to the UCSF Child Neurology program director. Please write to: Medical Board of California; 1426 Howe Ave; Sacramento CA 95825-3236; USA. Tel: 916-263-2499.

ERAS 2017 Applicant Dates to remember:

June 6, 2017 – MyERAS Web site opens to applicants
September 15, 2017 – Applicants may begin applying to ACGME accredited programs
October 1, 2017 – MSPEs are released to residency programs
October 31, 2017 – UCSF Applicant registration deadline

ERAS Web site: http://www.aamc.org/students/eras/

NRMP 2017-2018 Applicant Dates to remember:

September 15, 2017 – Applicant registration begins
November 15, 2017 – UCSF Applicant registration deadline
February 21, 2018 – Rank order list certification deadline
March 16, 2018 – Match Day!

NRMP Web site: http://www.nrmp.org/residency/main-residency-match/

Interviews

Once your application is complete and available to UCSF Child Neurology, it will be forwarded to the Child Neurology Residency Selection Committee members for review. Applicants who are considered to be strong candidates for the UCSF Child Neurology Residency will be contacted to arrange for a personal interview.

2017-2018 Tentative Interview Dates for UCSF Child Neurology Residency:

 

Wed and Thurs Dec 13-14, 2017

Wed and Thurs Jan 10-11, 2018

Wed and Thurs Jan 17-18, 2018

These dates were chosen so that the child neurology applicants can participate in a wide variety of activities that will provide a comprehensive look at our Child Neurology program and the collaborative Pediatric Programs. Applicants will begin their day with a Welcome and Introduction with the Program Directors from UCSF, followed by a facility tour, lunch with Neurology and Pediatric residents, and interviews with our selection committee members. You will then be invited to the resident Wednesday afternoon didactic and Grand Rounds lectures, and then to dinner with current residents. The next morning applicants will be transported by shuttle to Oakland for a program overview, interviews and a facility tour. The interview will end with transportation back to the main San Francisco campus by approximately noon.