Department of Neurology
MSC10 5620
Health Sciences Center
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Administrative Office
Phone: (505) 272-3342
Fax: (505) 272-6692

Child Neurology Residency Program Director
James Reese, Jr., MD, MPH

Residency Coordinator
Sylvia Henrard

Child Neurology Residency Minimum Qualifications

Our child neurology position is essentially a combined five-year position, with the first two years in pediatrics. You must apply to the Pediatric Department for the preliminary two-year position separately. Therefore, you must complete your application through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

At the present time, we have one pediatric position open starting June 2016, with the position in child neurology beginning July 2018. Thanks to our strong relationship with our Pediatrics Department, we are proud to be able to interview applicants in a single day for both departments.


  • Prior to entering any child neurology residency program, the applicant must have met the prerequisite training from an ACGME-accredited residency program and it must have consisted of either two years of pediatrics OR one year of pediatrics and one year of medicine OR one year of pediatrics and one year of neuroscience research (with special permission)
  • The applicant must have graduated from an accredited medical school within two years of application or is in a US postgraduate training program.
  • The applicant must have an excellent, documented command of the English language.
  • The applicant must have the appropriate physical and mental health to be responsible for patients in a rigorous training environment.
  • The applicant must not have had significant academic difficulty during his/her undergraduate medical education or previous residency training; for example, failing or marginal grades in a significant portion of the curriculum or a failure to pass USMLE, Parts I and II.

Graduates of Foreign Medical Schools

Applications will be accepted only through ERAS.

International Medical Graduates should apply through the ECFMG office; see instructions at or contact the ECFMG directly for further information.

International Medical Graduates must meet the following requirements:

  • The applicant must be a US citizen, possess a green card or possess a J-1 Visa prior to initiation of training.
  • Valid ECFMG Certificate with Clinical Skills Assessment certification.
  • Evidence of a minimum of four months of clinical experience in the United States, preferably in an academic medical center setting.
  • Two or three letters of recommendation from academic physicians you have worked with in the United States.
  • Minimum USMLE scores of 210 on both Step I and Step II.

We will not consider any applicants who do not meet all of our requirements.

If you meet the above requirements, please apply through ERAS. After we have had an opportunity to review your completed application packet, we will contact you regarding an interview.

Please be aware that you need to apply to both Child Neurology (Neurology Preliminary Code 1962185A0) and Pediatrics (Program Number 1962320P0).

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding our residency program.