Application Information

Eligibility and Selection

All candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • A minimum of three letters of recommendation from referees who are familiar with the candidate’s qualifications, in addition to the MSPE Dean’s letter.  At least one of the three letters should be from a pediatrician or neurologist (ideally at least one from each or from a pediatric neurologist).  We also prefer but do not require that one of the three letters is from the chair of Pediatrics or Neurology (the same letter can serve both roles).
  • Applicants must be able to provide official transcripts from their medical school.

Our program participates in the National Residency Match Program for Pediatric Neurology positions.  We provide a combined five-year training program, two years of Pediatric training followed by three years of Child Neurology training.  Applicants should apply to both, Pediatric Neurology categorical and to the Pediatric categorical through ERAS.  Only one match list (the Child Neurology list) needs to be submitted for our joint program.  Our NRMP code is 1293185C0.

All interviews in 2021-22 will be done via video.  Invitations to interview will be accompanied by details about how to schedule interviews.  Interviews with Pediatrics and Child Neurology can be scheduled independently but we recommend scheduling them with a week of each other so that the programs are fresh in mind.

See our detailed Selection Policy. In addition, please view the Graduate Medical Education policy on trainee selection at University of Michigan Graduate Medical Education: Prospective Residents & Fellows.

For any questions about the residency, please contact Dr. Rachel Gottlieb-Smith. The best way to reach her is via e-mail at

For questions about the application procedure, contact Teri Behnke:

Phone 734-763-4097
Fax 734-615-5888
Mailing address for Teri Behnke:
Division of Pediatric Neurology
1150 W. Medical Center Drive
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5646


Application timeline:

September 1, 2021
ERAS begins to accept applications

September 29, 2021
We receive applications

October - November 2021
Applicants are invited to interview

Virtual Interview Dates: (all starting times are in EDT until 11/7, then EST) 

(specific Zoom information for virtual interviews will be sent in a separate email)

  • Friday, October 15, 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 20, 8:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, November 3, 8:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, November 10, 8:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, December 1, 8:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, December 8, 8:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, December 15, 8:30 a.m.
  • Friday, December 17, 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 7, 8:30 a.m.
  • Monday, January 10, 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 12, 8:30 a.m.

Virtual Open House Dates (all EDT/EST):

  • Thursday, August 26, 8:30 p.m.
  • Future dates TBD

Join Zoom Meeting 

Match Day is 3/18.

For any questions about the residency, please contact Dr. Rachel Gottlieb-Smith. The best way to reach her is via e-mail at