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Thank you for your interest in the Neurology Residency Program at the University of Rochester.

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.


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. Eight resident positions are available per year.

Our deadline for receiving applications for PGY-1 positions beginning in July 2020 is November 1, 2019. We presently have no vacancies for neurology residency positions beginning in July 2019.


  • Interviews take place on Mondays, from October through January.
  • Candidates are requested to arrive in Rochester on Sunday afternoon so they may meet with current Neurology residents for dinner that evening.
  • The interview program will begin on Monday morning at 7:30 a.m. and will conclude no later than 5 p.m.
  • The interview program includes:
    • orientation meetings with the Neurology and Medicine program directors,
    • Attending Rounds on the Neurology Inpatient Unit
    • Tours of the clinical and research facilities
    • Lunch with the Neurology residents
    • Individual interviews with members of the faculty.

Applicants should indicate any specific clinical or investigative interests so additional interviews can be arranged.

Applicant Information - Second Visits

We are happy to help coordinate a second visit for applicants who wish to spend more time in Rochester visiting our program. During a second visit, we will arrange for you to round with one of the inpatient teams and to attend morning report, attending rounds, Grand Rounds (if you visit on a Friday) and the noon conference. We can also arrange for you to meet with additional faculty and residents on request. Applicants who wish a second visit should contact Clara Vigelette following their interview. Please note that second visits are neither required nor necessarily encouraged.

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Hotel Accommodations

The Department of Neurology will arrange and pay for overnight accommodations at the Strathallan Hotel for Sunday night for applicants invited for an interview. The Strathallan Hotel is located at 550 East Avenue in downtown Rochester cultural and business district.

STRATHALLAN - A DoubleTree by Hilton
550 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 (Directions Map)
(585) 461-5010

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Contact Us

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