How to Apply

The Department of Neurology in the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action educator and employer. For more information about our departmental mission to ensure a diverse and inclusive community, please visit our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program.

In the 2022 NRMP match, our Child Neurology Residency Program will offer TWO categorical positions and ONE reserved position:

  • Categorical Pediatrics/Child Neurology* | NRMP 1495185C | 5-year program | 2 positions

*Joint match of 2 years of pediatrics at NYP-CHONY plus 3 years of child neurology at NYP-CUIMC. Only one application is needed for the categorical program; you do not need to apply to the preliminary pediatrics program separately.

  • Reserved/Child Neurology | NRMP 1495185R1 | 3-year program | 1 position

Requirements and Eligibility

Residents entering the Categorical Pediatrics/Child Neurology program or the Reserved/Child Neurology program must meet the following criteria:

  • Successful graduation from a medical school in the United States or Canada, accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME); OR, graduation from a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States, accredited by the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (AOACOCA); OR, graduation from a medical school outside of the United States or Canada, and meeting ONE of the following additional qualifications: 
  • Successful completion of USMLE Part I is required at time of application 
  • ECFMG certification is required for foreign medical graduates (for information, visit
  • The J-1 visa is acceptable, but the H-1 visa is not accepted by NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital
  • Fluency in spoken and written English


Applications should be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)

Each year, ERAS accepts applications beginning September 1. After your completed application is reviewed by a diverse committee, you will be notified via e-mail regarding the need for an interview. Interviews are conducted by invitation only and will be scheduled from October through late January.


Questions regarding the program or application process should be directed to: 

  • Emerita Verdejo, LSW, LMSW, IIC

    • Director of Education, Department of Neurology, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Ericka Ayala

    • GME & Training Program Specialist, Department of Neurology, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

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