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Application Guidelines

Nine positions for adult neurology residency training are offered. There are two options available:

  • Standard three year program (3 positions): open to individuals who will have completed their internship before their neurology training begins.
  • Four year program (6 positions): includes PGY 1 in the Department of Medicine at HUP; the final three years are part of the three year Neurology Residency Program.

All applications are processed through the Department of Neurology. Appointments to all positions will be made through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Registration forms for the NRMP can be obtained from the National Resident Matching Program, 2450 N Street, Washington, DC 20037, (202) 828-0676 or at Applications are reviewed early in the fall after the following documentation is received:

  • Dean's Letter & Medical School Transcript
  • Four letters of recommendation
  • Letter of recommendation from Department of Medicine for four year program applicants
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Wallet or passport size photograph (optional)

Interviews are by invitation only, and will be scheduled during November, December, and early January. Interviews will be scheduled with members of the Neurology Residency Selection Committee.

Additionally, applicants will have the opportunity to meet with several of the Neurology residents and tour the facilities. A representative from the Department of Medicine will also meet with those applicants interested in the four-year program.

Minimum requirements

  • USMLE Step I score and step II score
  • Valid ECFMG certificate (for foreign medical graduates)
  • Must successfully pass the ECFMG Clinical Skills Assessment test (CSA) (for foreign medical graduates)
  • Recent U.S. clinical experience (at least 1 month experience within the past 6 months)
  • Graduated from medical school within two years




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