Overview

The Division of Child Neurology accepts one resident each year for a categorical residency training program.

Led by Dr. Ewa Way and Dr. Lawrence Morton, the child neurology residency program allows increasing patient-care responsibility across three years of training. During the first year, emphasis is on the foundations of clinical neurology – primarily bedside anatomic localization and clinical diagnosis. 

The modern clinical neuroscientist must be well-versed in the most up-to-date technical neurodiagnostic procedures, and all trainees will gain expertise through daily conferences and mandatory clinical rotations. 

Elective opportunity in pediatric neurological rehabilitation is also available. National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded and university-funded programs provide lab-based and clinical research for senior-level residents.  

About the Program

About the Child Neurology Residency Program within the Department of Neurology at VCU School of Medicine

The residency offers organized clinical neuroscience teaching opportunities with the possibility for significant elective time. Residents complete their first two years of training in VCU’s Department of Pediatrics before joining the team in the Division of Child Neurology for the remainder of the five-year program. Upon completion, successful residents will be eligible for board exams in both pediatrics and neurology. 

Regular didactic engagements include basic neuroscience, clinical neurophysiology, neuro-ophthalmology, neuropathology, neuroradiology, child neurology and resident care presentations. Grand rounds accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education occur once a week and include a variety of topics and speakers.  

Rotations

The Department of Neurology operates on a 13-block rotation schedule; each block is four weeks in duration.

How to Apply

Information on how to apply to the Child Neurology Residency program

Residency positions begin July 1 of each year, with an application deadline of December 1 the prior year. This program is categorical and only requires applicants to apply to our child neurology program – a separate application to pediatrics is not required. 

The Division of Child Neurology participates in the National Resident Match Program (NRMP) and accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)

  • Additional application materials include: 
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) with the applicant’s e-mail address and phone number 
  • Personal statement 
  • NRMP number 
  • Official medical school transcript 
  • Test scores 
    • USMLE (must pass – no minimum score) 
    • COMLEX (if applicable)
    • TOEFL (if applicable – minimum score 600)
    • CSA step 2CS (if applicable) 
    • TWE (if applicable) 
  • Notarized copy of visa (if applicable – VCU can only sponsor J-1 clinical visas) 
  • Letters of recommendation: A minimum of three U.S. or Canadian physicians who know the applicant’s clinical skills and have worked with the applicant during the past two years (must be originals; no electronic copies) 

Prerequisite Training

Applicants to the child neurology residency must successfully complete the prerequiite training outlined by the American Board of Pediatrics

Applicants to the child neurology residency must successfully complete the prerequisit training outlined by the American Board of Pediatrics. 

After acceptance and prior to joining the program, applicants must provide a list of rotations completed during prerequisite training. This document, on letterhead from the institution where training was completed, must arrive no later than July 15. 

Applicants who plan to complete this training at another institution must ensure it meets American Council for Graduate Medical Education and American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology requirements.  

Program Directors

Directors for the Child Neurology Residency Program

Lawrence Morton, M.D.

Lawrence Morton, M.D.

Division Chair; Program Director

Lawrence Morton, M.D.

Lawrence Morton, M.D.

Division Chair; Program Director

Department of Neurology

Divisions: Child Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Chair, Division of Child Neurology
Program Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship
Professor

Phone: 804-828-0442

Fax: 804-828-6690

Email: lawrence.morton@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
P.O. Box 980211

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Ewa M. Way, M.D.

Ewa M. Way, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Associate Program Director

Ewa M. Way, M.D.

Ewa M. Way, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Associate Program Director

Department of Neurology

Division of Child Neurology
Associate Program Director for Child Neurology Residency Program