Neurology Residency: How to Apply

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The University of Texas Dell Medical School Neurology Residency Program has 3 positions available each year. Our program is advanced, meaning all applicants are required to complete a preliminary medicine year before entering neurology. We are fortunate to have 3 preliminary medicine spots set aside for neurology residents; however, all candidates must rank the Austin Internal Medicine program, or another ACGME-accredited Preliminary program, 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), so we DO NOT accept paper applications or applications sent to us via email. Applications for each academic year will be accepted until November 30th. 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

•Minimum of 3 letters of recommendation

•Medical school transcripts

•USMLE or COMLEX transcripts for both parts I and II

IMPORTANT: All documentation must be submitted prior to rank list submission.

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.

A competitive application would contain the following:

•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

International Medical Graduates (IMGs)

We do interview IMGs.   They must meet meet the requirements above plus:

•Must have graduated from medical school within the past 5 years

•Must have at least one letter of recommendation from a US physician

•Must have a J-1 Visa, Green Card, or Citizenship prior to rank list submission

•US clinical or research experience preferred

•ECFMG certificate required before rank list submission

Interview Process

The night before the interview we will have an informal dinner with the residents. This allows for a relaxed environment to ask questions about life as a resident and any other questions you may have for them. Spouses and/or family members are welcome to join us for dinner.

The interview process includes a meeting with the Program Director, and interviews with the Program Director and other Neurology faculty. In addition to meeting the faculty, your schedule will include Morning Lecture, 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.


The Department of Neurology 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. AIs offer a great opportunity to experience neurology first-hand and to get to know programs that you are considering for residency. If you are interested in doing an AI in Neurology, please contact the UTMB Office of Regional Medical Education at (512) 324-7860.