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Dear Applicant:                                              

Thank you for your interest in the Pediatric Neurology Residency Program at Wake Forest School of Medicine.  We offer an accredited program steeped in educational excellence and exposure to all aspects of neurologic care and research.  The pediatric neurology program utilizes the expertise of personnel from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and North Carolina Baptist Hospital. 

We offer one pediatric neurology residency position per year.  The residency is a three year categorical program that includes a PGY-1 & 2 year in the Department of Pediatrics at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.   A separate interview with the Department of Pediatrics will be the afternoon prior to the Pediatric Neurology interviews. You are NOT required to apply using ERAS for your Pediatric preliminary training.  You will have an opportunity to meet with the program director as part of your Pediatric Neurology interview schedule.  

We accept applications from the ERAS application service only. Information is on their website Eachapplication must contain three letters of recommendation in addition to the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (the Dean’s Letter) which will become available from your school ERAS on November 1st. The minimum USMLE score to be considered for an interview is generally a 3-digit score of 200.  Foreign medical graduates must have passed the ECFMG and USMLE exams.  Step 1 is required at the time of your application.  Step 2 usually is taking toward the end of your 4th year and isn’t always available when you are applying.  Additional information may be obtained by visiting the ECFMG website.   Based upon the strength of the overall application, some candidates with lower USMLE scores may be considered as well.    In addition, international medical graduates must have some amount of clinical medical experience in the United States or Canada, preferably of at least a year, to be considered for an interview.  Not all applicants are invited for an interview, but the most competitive candidates will be invited for a formal interview.

Applications will be reviewed as they become available and candidates will be invited in the order they are received and reviewed. The deadline for the application to be received is November 1st.  Applicants are encouraged to complete their application as soon as possible since earlier invitations to interview will allow for greater flexibility in scheduling and there are limited interview slots available.  Some applications have been delayed in being reviewed because they are missing key components such as letters of recommendation or scores.

Thank you again for your interest in our program.  If you have any specific questions not covered above, please feel free to contact Jolene McKenzie, Residency Program Coordinator, at


Lauren Doyle Strauss, DO, FAHS
Director, Residency Training Program


Take Interstate 40 Business East to Winston-Salem. Take the First Street/Hawthorne Road Exit and at the bottom of the ramp at the stoplight, take a left onto First Street. At the next stoplight, take a left onto Hawthorne Road. Proceed straight on Hawthorne Road through one stoplight. At the second stoplight, take a right onto Medical Center Boulevard. Keep straight on Medical Center Boulevard until you arrive at the Patient/Visitor Parking Deck located on the right. Park in the parking deck and proceed into the Clinical Sciences Tower.


Take Interstate 40 Business West to Winston-Salem. Take the Cloverdale/Baptist Hospital Road Exit and at the bottom of the ramp at the stoplight, proceed straight onto Medical Center Boulevard. Proceed straight on Medical Center Boulevard until you arrive at the Patient/Visitor Parking Deck located on the left. Park in the parking deck and proceed into the Clinical Sciences Tower.


There are several airports serving Winston-Salem. Piedmont Triad International (GSO) in Greensboro is the closest and is approximately 25 miles from the Medical Center traveling on I-40 Business West. Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU) is approximately 98 miles on I-40 Business West. Charlotte Airport (CLT) is approximately 85 miles traveling on I-77 North and I-40 East.




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