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

Starting this year (2017-2018), we now have a single combined 5-year program (two preliminary years of pediatrics at UNM before beginning the three years of neurology training) with one application. We work closely with the Department of Pediatrics throughout the interview season. Thanks to our strong relationship with the Department of Pediatrics, we are proud to interview applicants in a single day for both departments.

Although we hope to expand to two residents per year in the future, we currently have one resident per year, and all of our current training slots are filled. We participate in ERAS and will interview for one resident to start the five year program in July 2018.


  • 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.