Application Procedure

The University of Arizona College of Medicine Neurology Residency Program
We are a four-year categorical neurology program. The PGY-1 year is spent in the University of Arizona Department of Medicine with rotations being completed at the Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System and Tucson Medical Center, our academic affiliate institutions. The PGY-1 program provides excellent training and fulfills the internship requirements for Board eligibility. You need not apply separately with the Department of Medicine.
The program's philosophy with regard to which candidates it accepts can be summarized as
  1. Candidates with an exceptional interest in a clinical and/or research neurology career
  2. Candidates whom the selection committee feels are outstanding and will be a good match for our program
  3. Candidates with scores equal to and greater than 202 on both Steps of the USMLE at first attempt
The program accepts candidates of US medical schools and International Medical Graduates (IMGs) on a competitive evaluation process. Neurology positions are offered through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). For IMGs who match with our program, J-1 visas are sponsored by the University of Arizona on a case-by-case basis after departmental recommendation. Passing the USMLE Step 3 with good scores would be in your favor if you are an IMG. Please visit the International Scholars Home Page at the University of Arizona for visa information. International Medical and Graduates, please also visit the Education Council on Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) web site at for further information.
To apply you will need to do the following:
Register with the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Their address is:
Association of American Medical Colleges
2450 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037-1126
Interviews will be scheduled after review of completed applications. A completed application will consist of the following: completed application, personal statement, CV, 3 letters of recommendation, dean's letter, transcripts and USMLE scores. A typical invited interviewee will be scheduled for a day of activities including facility tours, discussions with housestaff and interviews at the College of Medicine, Arizona Health Sciences Center.
Interviews may be scheduled as early as October and as late as February.
To expedite any questions regarding your application or for correspondence, please contact:
The University of Arizona
Department of Neurology
Peggy Nolty, Program Manager