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 will participate 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.

We will coordinate Pediatric and Pediatric Neurology interview schedules of qualified applicants, so that interviews can be arranged on sequential days and will require only one trip to Ann Arbor. We are able to accommodate combined interviews with Pediatrics into either one or two days. 

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, and University of Michigan GME Policy on House Officer Selection.


Application timeline:

September 15, 2020
ERAS begins to accept applications

September – November 2020
Applicants are invited to interview

November 15, 2020
Deadline for applications to be received

TBA Interviews

March 3, 2021
Rank lists must be submitted to NRMP

Match Day

*Our primary interview dates will be announced

*2-day interviews; the rest are 1-day

*2-day interviews include Mondays or Fridays with Pediatrics, and Tuesday or Thursdays with Pediatric Neurology.

For any questions about the residency, please contact Dr. Steven Leber. The best way to reach him 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 Dr. Leber and Teri Behnke:
Division of Pediatric Neurology
1150 W. Medical Center Drive
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5646