Our program is advanced, meaning all applicants are required to complete a preliminary medicine year before entering neurology. We are fortunate to have five preliminary medicine spots set aside for neurology residents; however, all candidates must rank the Austin Internal Medicine-Neurology Preliminary program, or another preliminary program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, for their internship.
We participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and adhere to its policies and principles. Applications are to be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS); we do not accept paper applications or applications sent via email. Applications for each academic year will be accepted until Nov. 30. The deadline may be extended under special circumstances. Contact the program coordinator 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 parts I and II
All documentation must be submitted prior to rank list submission.
A competitive application would include:
- An impressive CV that includes volunteer service, academic awards/achievements, extracurricular activities, etc.
- A strong medical school transcript
- A USMLE score (or COMLEX equivalent) > or = 200 on both Steps 1 & 2
- Outstanding letters of recommendation
- A well-written and unforgettable personal statement
The program will review all applications received. Interviews will be granted on a competitive basis, and you will be contacted via email to schedule an interview.
International Medical Graduates (IMGs)
We do interview IMGs. They must meet the requirements above, plus they must have:
- graduated from medical school within the past five 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 International Medical Graduates.
Acting Internships (AIs)
We are always happy to have American medical students from outside universities visit our program. Acting internships offer a great opportunity to experience neurology firsthand and to get to know programs that you are considering for residency. If you are interested in doing an AI in neurology, please contact Jason Camarillo, program coordinator, at 512-324-7890.
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 us that applicants have a chance to meet the people they will potentially be working with during residency.