FAQ - Neurology Residency

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How are applications received?
A: All applications must be submitted via ERAS.

Q: Is a PGY1 position available in the neurology residency?
A: Yes, we are a categorical program offering PGY1-4 training.

Q: Does an applicant have to apply and match to an internship separate from the neurology application?
A: No, applications are accepted for the categorical program and residents are accepted to the PGY1-4 program, all organized through neurology.

Q: Does your program accept applicants from osteopathic medical schools?
A: Yes

Q: Does your program accept applications from international medical school graduates?
A: Yes, with ECFMG certification and California Medical Board Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter or a letter from the California Medical Board stating you will be issued a PTAL once the applicant has a social security number. These documents must be completed and available before the application will be considered.

Q: What are the requirements for an applicant to be considered for an interview?
A: A strong and complete application that demonstrates commitment to neurology, professionalism, appropriate communication skills, interest in the mission of LLUMC, MSPE, medical school transcript, USMLE scores, at least 3 letters of recommendation from supervisors familiar with the applicant's skills with at least one from a neurologist.

Q: Will my application be reviewed if it is incomplete?
A: No

Q: How is the interview process planned?
A: Interviews are offered via email, interviews may be scheduled on any of the interview dates with availability, after all interview slots are full, applicants will be placed on a waiting list for a preferred date.

Q: What is the interview schedule?
A: The night prior to the interview day a welcome dinner with current neurology residents is held at a local restaurant. On the interview day the program director meets the applicants for an informational session and applicants attend morning report, then interview with faculty, attend rounds, and tour the hospital as scheduled, and have lunch with neurology faculty and current residents.

Q: What is the application deadline?
A: November 15

Q: Are alternate interview days available if an applicant can’t attend one of the scheduled interview days?
A: No

Q: How many residents are in the program?
A: Twelve residents (3 per year) with an additional child neurology resident rotating each year.