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Recruitment - Application Details and Virtual Events

Application Details and Requirements

The RUSH Neurology Residency Program is a categorical program that accepts nine PGY-1 residents each year. We will be accepting applications for the 2024 season via the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®) starting in September 2023.  We will be participating in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) 2024 Main Residency Match. Our program code is 1147180C0. All applicants must submit an application in ERAS and complete the NRMP registration process. 

Early application submission before September 27, 2023 is strongly advised. Invitations to interview will be sent beginning in October. Selected candidates will receive a message through ERAS and be instructed to schedule an interview using an online scheduler. Interviews are conducted from the end of October to mid January. 

Your completed application must include the following:

  • ERAS application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation
  • Minimum of three letters of recommendation (additional letters will be accepted)
  • Medical school transcript
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination transcripts
    • USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 required for all applicants
    • For pending Step 2 examination or results, official transcript with scores must be submitted prior to rank list certification deadline
  • Personal statement

Rush sponsors J-1 and H1-B visas. International applicants must also include valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates certification at the time of application. For more information, visit the Visas for Residents and Fellows page. 

Applicants who graduated from medical school more than two years ago must demonstrate proof of clinical work or continuing medical education. U.S. clinical experience is preferred but not required.

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.

If you have further questions, please contact Janet Lopez, Senior Residency Coordinator, by emailing or calling (312) 942-8525.


Previous Brush with Rush Recordings


Virtual information sessions featuring various faculty, residents, experiences, and subspecialties within our department. 

Date Topic Recording Link
February 9, 2022 Q&A with Program Leadership and Current Residents View the recording
January 26, 2022 Perspective from Recent Program Graduates View the recording
November 10, 2021 The Neuromuscular Program at Rush View the recording
October 27, 2021 Education in the Neurology Department at Rush View the recording
October 20, 2021 Overview of the Neurology Department at Rush View the recording
October 6, 2021 Q&A with Dr. O'Dwyer, Program Director View the recording
December 16, 2020 The History of Rush Neurology View the recording
December 9, 2020 The Intern Year at Rush View the recording
November 25, 2020 Neurocritical Care and Neuro ICU View the recording
November 12, 2020 The Perspective of a Recent Grad View the recording
November 5, 2020 The Movement Disorders Program View the recording
October 29, 2020 Residents and Research View the recording
October 22, 2020 The Culture of Education in Neurology View the recording
October 7, 2020 The Neurology Department at Rush View the recording



2021-22 Recruitment Videos

A Day In the Life of a Rush Neurology Resident

Fenton on the Floor with Dr. Fenton - Season 2


2020-21 Recruitment Videos

A Day In the Life of a Rush Neurology Resident

Fenton on the Floor with Dr. Fenton


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