The NDD Training Program at the Kennedy Krieger Institute builds on at least two core years of pediatric training in an ACGME approved program.

Applications can be made at the end of medical school and in conjunction with applications for preliminary two years of pediatrics, during the PL1 year in an ACGME program, or in the PGY3 year. Fourth year medical students and current pediatrics residents may apply through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Applicants who are not US Citizens are required to obtain independent funding for their training. 

The application process requires:

  1. Completion of the application form on the NRMP website
  2. A copy of your latest curriculum vitae
  3. Three letters of recommendation including one from your current chief of service.
  4. A visit to the Kennedy Krieger Institute and interview with the faculty.

The residency program application process is completed through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). The application form is available at