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Application Details

The Neurology Residency is categorical. It is not necessary to submit a separate application to the Department of Internal Medicine for the preliminary year.

Application Procedure

The program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and adheres to its policies and principles. Applications are submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS); paper applications and applications sent via email are not accepted. Applications for each academic year are accepted until Nov. 30. The deadline may be extended under special circumstances. Contact the program coordinator at or 512-324-7890 to request an extension.

Please make sure the following information is included with your ERAS application:

  • A letter from the dean of your medical school;
  • At least three letters of recommendation;
  • Medical school transcripts;
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcripts for both Steps I and II.

All documentation must be submitted prior to rank list submission.

A competitive application includes:

  • An impressive CV that includes volunteer service, academic awards/achievements, extracurricular activities, etc.;
  • A strong medical school transcript;
  • A USMLE score (or COMLEX equivalent) greater than or equal to 200 on both Steps I and II;
  • Outstanding letters of recommendation;
  • A well-written and unforgettable personal statement.

The program reviews all applications received. Interviews are granted on a competitive basis. You will be contacted via email to schedule an interview.

International Medical Graduates (IMGs)

The program does interview IMGs. They must meet the requirements above, plus they must have:

  • Graduated from medical school within the past three years;
  • At least one letter of recommendation from a U.S. physician;
  • A J-1 Visa, green card or U.S. citizenship prior to rank list submission;
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates certificate before rank list submission.

Candidates with U.S. clinical or research experience are preferred. The Graduate Medical Education Office does not offer observerships to IMGs.

Acting Internships

The program is always happy to have visits from American medical students from outside universities.

Acting internships offer a great opportunity to experience neurology firsthand and to get to know programs that you are considering for residency. Find more information on acting internships for visiting students.

Interview Process

The interview process includes an informal dinner with the residents, a meeting with the program director and interviews with the program director, department chair and other neurology faculty members. In addition to meeting the faculty, your schedule will include Grand Rounds, inpatient rounds and a tour of the neurology facilities. The day will also include lunch with the residents and faculty. It is important to the program that applicants have a chance to meet the people they will potentially be working with during residency.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please see the below list of answers to frequently asked questions regarding the neurology program and the general salary and benefits page for information pertaining to all Dell Medical School residents and fellows. If you have additional questions or require further clarification, please contact the program coordinator at or 512-324-7890.

Application Process

All applications are reviewed by Oct. 1. Applications submitted by Sept.15 have a higher chance of success.

The application does not need to be complete before submitting to ERAS.

Interviews are held most Tuesdays from late October through January.

One or more letters from a neurologist is preferred.

No, the program only offers categorical positions, which means that matching to the program comes with a matched internship to the Internal Medicine program at Dell Medical School.

A score of 200 or higher on the first attempt is preferred. Applicants who have failed a USMLE exam should explain if there were unusual circumstances, such as severe illness at the time of the test.

No, Step II CS does not have to be completed by the time of application but should be completed by Jan. 1.

International Graduates

Yes, the program encourages applications from IMGs.

No, but the program must receive this information by Jan. 1.

Yes, three years.

U.S. clinical experience is preferred with at least two letters from neurologists in the United States or Canada.



At least two letters must be from neurologists in the United States or Canada.

Salary & Benefits

Please see the Dell Medical School Graduate Medical Education salary and benefits page for this information.

In addition to the general salary and benefits, neurology residents receive:

  • An education fund, which can be applied to books, board examinations, journals, meetings and equipment such as laptops;
  • Meal cards with allotments for breakfast, lunch and dinner for every day;
  • Retirement fund matching of 50% on up to 6% of gross income contributed;
  • Additional perks from being associated with The University of Texas at Austin, including discounted football tickets.

Neurology residents receive free parking in the hospital garage. Additionally, transportation can be provided for post-call residents who may not feel safe commuting home.

The program encourages each neurology resident to attend one national conference during their time in residency. The program fully reimburses all registration fees, hotel stay up to three nights, travel and a per diem for meals.