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
Carlos Abeyta, MBA

Child Neurology Residency Minimum Qualifications

Starting in the year 2017-2018, we switched from separate preliminary and categorical programs into a single combined 5-year program (two preliminary years of pediatrics at UNM before beginning the three years of neurology training) with one application (AAMC/ERAS program number 1962185C0. 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 each July.

For application season 2018-2019, we will accept applications until Nov. 30, but our interview slots may be scheduled and filled by October. For best consideration, please consider having your application sent to us by Sept. 29.


  • 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

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

In general, most International Medical Graduates we interview meet the following requirements:

  1. Green Card, J-1 Visa or documentation of US Citizenship.
  2. Valid ECFMG Certificate with Clinical Skills Assessment certification
  3. Evidence of a minimum of 4 months of clinical experience in the United States, preferably in an academic medical center setting
  4. Two or three letters of recommendation from academic physicians you have worked with in the U.S.
  5. Minimum USMLE scores of 210 on both Step I and Step II
  6. Graduation must have occurred no more than 2 years prior to the application

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