Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply to the Neurology Residency Program?
Applicants must apply to the Neurology Residency Program at the University of Rochester through ERAS. We do not accept paper applications.
The University of Rochester Neurology Residency Program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Please ensure that you have registered with the National Resident Matching Program. For more information, applicants should contact the Help Desk at 1-866-653-6767.
What documents are required as part of my application?
  • Personal Statement
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (one should be from the chair of the Department of Neurology at your medical school).
  • Medical School Transcript
  • USMLE Scores for Step 1 and 2
  • Personal Photograph
  • MSPE Letter – This will automatically upload into the ERAS database.
  • Curriculum Vitae – An updated CV should be provided at the time of the interview
Please see the ERAS application process guidelines for more information.
What is the deadline for applications?
November 1, 2013
Does your program include the preliminary year?
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.
What qualifications are required for applying to your program?
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. Only J-1 Visas are accepted by the University of Rochester.
When and how does your program notify applicants about interviews?
The program director will send an email via ERAS to invite an applicant for an interview.
When are interviews scheduled?
Interviews are scheduled Mondays only starting October 28, 2013 through January 6, 2014. No interviews will be scheduled during the holiday weeks, December 23 and 30, 2013.
Do you accept Foreign Medical Graduates?
Yes, we accept international graduates who satisfy our application requirements.
What type of visa do you accept?
The University of Rochester training programs sponsor J-1 visas through the ECFMG. You must hold a current and valid ECFMG certificate in order for your application to be considered.
What are your USMLE score requirements?
You must achieve a score of 200 or better on your first attempt on USMLE Steps 1 and 2.
Do you have a graduation cut off date?
Yes, our graduation cut off date is May 1, 2012 for the current match cycle.
Do you require clinical experience in the United States?
No. If you do have US clinical experience, please include this in your application information.
Does your program offer a pre-match?
No. We do not offer pre-match positions.
Are there any special requirements for Doctor of Osteopathy applicants?
Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) applicants must take and pass USMLE step 1 and step 2 to be considered for an interview. The COMLEX alone is not sufficient. The University of Rochester neurology residency program is a four-year program that includes a PGY-1 year in internal medicine. We do not accept osteopathic internships in lieu of the PGY-1 internal medicine year.