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Eligibility Criteria

What We Seek in an Applicant

We approach application review holistically and do not hold to rigid criteria. The successful applicant will most likely possess a combination of:

  • Evidence of high academic achievement
  • Outstanding letters of recommendation from individuals who have worked closely with you
  • A record of experiences that indicates a passionate interest in a career in neurology
  • Evidence of success at teaching, leadership, and/or research

Additional information for foreign medical graduates:

Our program accepts foreign medical graduates, but expects the following additional qualifications:

  • ECFMG certification
  • A significant amount of U.S. clinical experience*
  • Outstanding letters of recommendation from U.S. neurologists*

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is understandable if U.S. clinical experience was not possible

Clinical Neuroscientist Training Program (CNS-TP)

To be considered for admission to the CNS-TP, no additional application is needed, simply notify the Residency Program Director of your interest. More information about the CNS-TP can be found here. Admission requires the following:

  • Extensive exposure to research, such as graduation from an MSTP, 5th research year during medical school, or equivalent
  • Outstanding research accomplishments, with a strong record of publication
  • Letters of recommendation from scientists who have supervised you
  • All of the qualifications of applicants to our regular residency program, including clear evidence of commitment to excellence in clinical care