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Applications for Neurology Residency are accepted via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), which begins to release applications to programs starting September 15th. A completed application must include:

  • Medical Student Performance Evaluations (MSPE)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE transcripts
  • Personal statement

International medical graduates must also include valid ECFMG certification with the above. Rush University Medical Center sponsors J-1 and H1-B visas. For more information, please contact the Rush International Office at (312) 942-2030.

To remain competitive and to qualify for medical licensure in the State of Illinois, applicants who graduated from medical school more than 2 years ago must demonstrate proof of clinical work or continuing medical education (CME). Clinical experience in the United States is preferred but not required.

Beginning in October, candidates whose applications are considered competitive will be emailed an invitation to interview. Interviews are conducted from November to January at Rush University Medical Center, Department of Neurological Sciences. Although applications are reviewed through January, early submission is strongly advised.

Residents are selected through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), to which all applicants must apply.

Applicants who desire to complete their Internal Medicine/Preliminary Year at Rush must submit a separate application for the Internal Medicine preliminary year as well as undergo a separate interview with the Internal Medicine Department. Applications are accepted through ERAS.

The Neurology Residency screening process does not discriminate against gender, sexual orientation, age, race, religion, ethnic origin, economic status, marital or parental status, surname, veteran status, disability, place of residence or any other category protected under federal and state law.


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