Child Neurology Applicants

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland Pediatric Residency Program collaborates with UCSF Child Neurology Residency Program to offer one position for a Child Neurology resident to complete the first two years of the five-year program at Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. 

More About This Program:

The UCSF Child Neurology Residency Program is widely considered among the top child neurology training programs in the country. The program vies with other top ranked programs to attract the brightest and most talented future child neurologists with the goal of training our future colleagues in the field, to become excellent clinicians, researchers and educators. Child Neurology uses ERAS and the NRMP for the match. UCSF Child Neurology offers three positions yearly. The program collaborates with two local Pediatrics residencies to offer the full 5 years of training in the Bay Area. The program has two guaranteed Categorical Program positions with Pediatrics at the University of California San Francisco (Benioff Children's Hospital BCH SF or UCSF) and one guaranteed Advanced Program position linked with Pediatrics at Children's Hospital Oakland (BCH Oakland). We collaborate with the Adult Neurology residency program at UCSF to offer excellent tailored training in Adult Neurology within our department. 

The application review is holistic, there is no cut-off score for rotations or board testing. The goal is to match a diverse group of trainees with a variety of career goals and to provide high-quality clinical training as well as mentorship and academic opportunities. The program hopes to foster development as the future of our field, by helping our residents to become excellent clinical providers and leaders in the field in the areas of clinical, bench and translational research, education, global health and advocacy. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do you need to put an application into the UCSF Pediatric categorial program or the Oakland Pediatrics 2-year Preliminary program when you initially apply? 
    • No. Once you schedule an interview with the Child Neurology Residency, you will be asked to put in an application to the Oakland preliminary position. This is required for the two programs to generate the linked rank order list together. No separate application is needed for the SF Pediatrics program as the relationship as a categorical five-year program allows the program to generate a single rank list. 
  2. Do you need a separate personal statement for Pediatrics?
    • No.
  3. Do you need to complete the Supplemental Application for Pediatrics? 
    • No.
  4. Why do all applicants attend the presentations about both Pediatrics programs?
    • You will have the option to rank only one program, or both, depending on your preference. Both of the affiliated Pediatric residency programs are excellent. Each program has it's own unique personality and we hope you will learn enough to see which fits your personal and educational goals. Additionally, the Child Neurologists in the San Francisco and Oakland Children's hospitals are all UCSF Neurology faculty and are available for mentorship and academic projects throughout your residency. The hope is also that you can learn about the opportunities for elective time at Oakland during your Child Neurology residency years.