How to Apply

All applications are considered without regard to race, religion, gender, or national origin.

However, applicants must satisfy certain technical requirements congruent with Duke University School of Medicine standards to be eligible for admission. Please review these requirements before submitting an application.

The following materials are required for a completed application to the residency program:

Match will be performed by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

An interview is an important part of the application process. Applicants will be invited to interview after review of the preliminary application material. Interviews this year will be conducted virtually--no in-person interviews will be performed. Interviews will take place on the following dates: 

  • Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023
  • Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023
  • Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023
  • Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

No, categorical applicants should only apply to the Child Neurology Program. Categorical applicants will automatically match for both pediatrics (two years) and child neurology (3 years) at Duke.

To make the interview process as convenient as possible, interviews for both programs are done on a single interview day. Please see interview dates above. Virtual interview blocks will be offered either in the morning or in the afternoon to best accommodate your time zone. 

We invite highly qualified individuals from medical schools outside the United States and Canada to apply for residency at Duke University. One of the three required letters of recommendation must be from the physician supervising the internal medicine or pediatrics clerkship in the United States or Canada. Other letters of recommendation should be from individuals familiar with the applicant's work. We sponsor J-1 visas for international child neurology residents. For information about the ECFMG and USMLE rules and regulations, visit the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates website.

Further information about the Child Neurology Residency Program may be obtained from: 

Latoya Burgess
Program Coordinator