Application Process

All applications for the Neurology Residency Program at the University of Rochester must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

For information about ERAS, contact the HelpDesk (202) 862-6264, Monday-Friday 8am-6pm ET.

ERAS requires you to send them a personal statement and three letters of reference (one should be from the chair of the Department of Neurology at your medical school). Your medical school transcript, USMLE scores for Steps 1 and 2, and the MSPE letter will be automatically uploaded into the ERAS database.

Please ensure that you have registered with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). For information about the National Residency Match Program, applicants should contact the Help Desk specialists at 1-866-653-6767.

The Adult Neurology Residency Program at the University of Rochester is a four-year categorical program in neurology that includes a preliminary (PGY-1) year of internal medicine training. This preliminary year is supervised by both the neurology and internal medicine program directors. The core curriculum of the first year is identical to that of the First Year Categorical Medicine residents. Six resident positions are available per year.

All correspondence concerning the residency program should be addressed to:

Ralph F. Jozefowicz, M.D.
c/o Ms. Clara J. Vigelette
Neurology Residency Program Administrator
Department of Neurology
University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 673
Rochester, NY 14642

You may also contact the Program Office via telephone, fax, or through email:

Phone: (585) 275-2545 (weekdays 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST)
Fax: (585) 244-2529

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants to the Neurology Residency Program must be graduates of an approved U.S. or Canadian Medical School, or foreign medical graduates who have been certified through the ECFMG at the time of application. We sponsor J-1 Visas.