Apply for Adult Neurology Residency

Thank you for your interest in our Adult Neurology Residency Training Program at UNM School of Medicine in Albuquerque. We foster teamwork as residents grow their skills and confidence. Our residency will prepare you for academic, outpatient or research-oriented careers.

Each year we have five openings for the PGY-I level. Residents spend their first year of training in the Department of Internal Medicine, followed by three years of residency in the Department of Neurology. Matching is facilitated by NMRP. Register now.

Join Our Residency

Applicants can upload documents into ERAS in June. Apply to our programs starting in September. Complete your application by October 1 for best consideration.

Apply by October 1

Admission Requirements

Applicants must apply through ERAS and fulfill these requirements before applying:

  • Graduate from an accredited medical school within three years of application. Alternatively, you may be enrolled in a U.S. postgraduate training program.
  • Possess an excellent, documented command of the English language.
  • Achieve appropriate physical and mental health to be responsible for patients in a rigorous training environment.
  • Not have had significant academic difficulty during undergraduate medical education. For example, failing or marginal grades in a significant portion of the curriculum or a failure to pass USMLE, Parts I and II.
  • Although there is no cut off, minimum USMLE scores of 200 on both Step I and II are needed to be competitive with our applicant pool.

We conduct interviews from late October through early January. You will receive an email through ERAS to let you know whether or not you've been invited to interview with our program. Interviews take place on Fridays, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Other Requirements

The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, possess a green card or possess a J-1 Visa prior to initiation of training. Our institution does not sponsor H-1 Visas. If the applicant will not or has not graduated from an ACGME accredited institution, they must demonstrate that they have performed significant and supervised clinical work in the U.S., preferably in an academic setting and ideally for one year.

Applicants must apply via ERAS. No pre-match positions. Applicants must obtain ECFMG certification before issuance of training license.

Required Materials

  • Dean's letter (MSPE)
  • Internal Medicine letter of recommendation, from chair or other academic faculty
  • Two or more additional letters of recommendation, preferably at least one from a neurologist
  • Medical school transcript
  • Personal statement
  • USMLE scores