In the 2023-24 Match, in accordance with national consensus recommendations, all interviews will be conducted virtually. About 30 to 40 candidates will be invited to interview by the Resident Selection Committee and will have opportunities to meet virtually with several clinical and research faculty, as well as current neurology residents. Recruitment activities will include recorded informational videos, an orientation session with our chief residents, a series of interviews, Q&As with residency program leaders, and opportunities to interact formally and informally with our faculty and our neurology residents.
If you are invited for an interview, we will try to arrange for you to meet with clinicians or researchers in your area of interest. For MD/PhD applicants and those with significant research background and interest, we will work with the Boston Combined Residency Program to arrange additional sessions to meet with scientists in specific fields of interest and discuss research and fellowship opportunities at Boston Children’s and Harvard Medical School. Please let us know if there is anyone you would like us to schedule you to meet.
Our application review process takes approximately six weeks from date on which we receive applications, and interview invitations are sent once review is completed. Please note that applicants from the same school may be invited at different times. We expect to have issued all this year’s interview invitations by Nov. 10, 2023. We will let applicants know if they will not be interviewed by that date. We receive late applications after the Nov. 20 deadline, but interviews are only rarely granted to those who apply late unless there are extenuating circumstances, in which case please alert us by email.
2024 interview dates
- Monday, Nov. 13, 2023
- Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023
- Monday, Dec. 11, 2023
- Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2023
- Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2023
- Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023
- Friday, Jan. 12, 2024
As some dates are customized for specific interviewees (e.g., research-oriented applicants, neurodevelopmental disabilities), you may receive an interview invitation to a specific date. Certainly, if that date doesn’t work for you, just let us know, and we will find an alternative. Our policy is that we do not send more invitations to interview than we have interview slots available. We do not read applications in any systematic order, and we issue invitations for interviews when enough applicant information is available for us to decide. This year ERAS does not open until Sept. 6, and we do not anticipate completing the review of all our applications before Nov. 10. We expect that all applicants will be notified about their interview on or before that date unless applications are incomplete at that time. Often, some applicants from a school will be invited to interview before others are. This is usually just a consequence of our reading some applications before others and should not be a cause for concern. As noted earlier, we review applications that are received after the Nov. 10 deadline, but interviews are rarely granted to those who apply late unless there are extenuating circumstances, in which case please alert us by email.
For specific questions about the child neurology residency, please contact the associate residency program director, Margaret (Molly) Wilson-Murphy, MD, at email@example.com.
For specific questions about the neurodevelopmental disabilities residency, please contact the residency program director, Elizabeth Barkoudah, MD, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general questions about the application process, please contact Stephanie Hansbury at 617-355-7819 or email@example.com.
Matching will be done through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Your completed application will be forwarded to the Child Neurology Residency Selection Committee for review. Categorical child neurology or neurodevelopmental disabilities candidates will also spend a day interviewing with program leadership at the BCRP or Baystate respectively. The matches will be simultaneous with the general pediatrics match.
For specific questions about the child neurology residency, please contact the associate residency program director, Dr. Molly Wilson-Murphy, at Molly.Wilson-Murphy@childrens.harvard.edu.
For specific questions about the neurodevelopmental disabilities residency, please contact the residency program director, Dr. Elizabeth Barkoudah, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also arrange a time to speak with Drs. Wilson-Murphy or Barkoudah by calling Stephanie Hansbury at 617-355-7819.