Application Information

Application Information


Applications should be submitted during the late summer or early fall, but absolutely no later than December 1st, one year before July 1 of the year you wish to begin the PGY1 year of your  residency. Of course, the earlier you apply, the more choices you will have for dates to interview, if you are invited. Applications submitted one year before residency will be considered if a position unexpectedly becomes available, however this is unlikely.

Training Tracks

  1. A 4-year integrated program, including the PGY1 internship followed by three years of training in Neurology (this is the NRMP "categorical" track). We have 5 categorical positions available. If applying for this track, you need to submit only one application to ERAS (to Neurology categorical program, but not to Internal Medicine).
  2. A 3-year PGY2-PGY4 training experience (this is the NRMP "advanced" track.) If applying for this track, you need to complete ERAS applications in both our advanced training program and in preliminary programs. We have one (1) position available for this option.

Thus, we have 6 residents per year during the neurology years. We think this allows our applicants more flexibility for planning their training.

Electronic Residency Application Service

All applications to the University of Virginia Department of Neurology Residency Program must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The ERAS requires you to send them a personal statement, your medical school transcript, USMLE scores for Steps 1 and 2, three letters of reference, CV, and the Dean's letter.  For questions regarding ERAS, call 202-828-0413.

NRMP Match for Neurology

You must be registered with the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP Match), who may be contacted at  1-866-617-5838.


After we have received your materials from ERAS, we will review your file.  Interviews will begin in October.

Interview Dates: 

October 2015

November 2015

December 2015

January 2016

October 23rd

         November 6th
         December 4th

  January 8th

October 30th

         November 13th
         December 11
          January 15th


         November 20th

 December 18th

 January 22nd





Residency appointments are processed in the spring of the year the residency begins upon receipt of the following administrative paperwork: medical school confirmation of graduation date, recommendation letter from each program director with whom candidate has worked before appointment in neurology, documentation of liability insurance coverage and claims history, and a current curriculum vitae.

Appointment Requirements

Candidates for appointment as resident neurologists must have received a doctorate in medicine from an accredited medical school and be eligible to take step 3 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). Candidates for adult neurology positions must have successfully completed their required PGY-1 post-doctoral training in U.S. programs approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) ; please see the current ABPN booklet, mentioned above, for special situations, since we follow ABPN guidelines for post-doctoral, pre-residency training requirements. Candidates for adult neurology positions are required to have completed a minimum of one year of post-doctoral training in an internal medicine program whose rotations fulfill ABPN training requirements for exam eligibility. Since ABPN requirements change occasionally, we encourage you to obtain a copy of the current ABPN booklet or ask the residency program coordinator for more information.

Information for Foreign Medical Graduate Applicants

We accept applications from foreign medical graduates.
We do not have a minimum USMLE board score cut-off requirement.
We do not have a cut-off for year of graduation from medical school.
Prior clinical experience in the United States is advantageous, but not required.
All foreign medical graduates must be certified by the ECGMG prior to the match, but not prior to applying.