Recruitment - Application Details and Virtual Events

Application Details and Requirements


The neurology residency program accepts up to eight residents each year. Applications are accepted via the Electronic Residency Application Service starting in September of each year.  As a categorical program, we are currently accepting applications for the PGY-1 year (with start date of July 1, 2022). We participate in the National Resident Matching Program Main Residency Match. Our program number is 1147180C0. All applicants must complete the NRMP registration process. 

Early application submission is strongly advised. Selected candidates will receive an email invitation to interview towards the end of October. Interviews are conducted from October to January. 


Your completed application must include the following:

  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Medical school transcript
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination transcripts
  • 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.

2021 - 2022 Virtual Recordings

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

Date Time Topic Registration/Recording Link

October 6, 2021

4:30 pm CDT

Q&A with Dr. O’Dwyer, Program Director

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October 13, 2021 6 pm CDT Resident Open House  
October 20, 2021 4:30 pm CDT Overview of the Neurology Department at Rush View recording
October 27, 2021 4:30 pm CDT Education in the Neurology Department at Rush View recording
November 10, 2021 4:30 pm CDT The Neuromuscular Program at Rush View recording
January 26, 2022   Perspective from Recent Program Graduates View recording
February 9, 2022   Q&A with Program Leadership and Current Residents View recording

2020-21 Brush with Rush Recordings

Date Time Topic Video
October 7, 2020 3:30 pm CDT

The Neurology Department at Rush

View the recording

October 22, 2020 3:30 pm CDT The Culture of Education in Neurology View the recording
October 29, 2020 3:30 pm CDT Residents and Research View the recording
November 5, 2020 4:05 pm CDT The Movement Disorders Program View the recording
November 12, 2020 3:30 pm CDT The Perspective of a Recent Grad View the recording
November 25, 2020 3:30 pm CDT Neurocritical Care and Neuro ICU View the recording
December 9, 2020 3:30 pm CDT The Intern Year at Rush View the recording
December 16, 2020 3:30 pm CDT The History of Rush Neurology View the recording


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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