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Application Process

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We fill two or three positions each year through the National Resident Matching Program.

Please submit applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service. We screen applications with special attention to the following:

  • Performance during the preclinical and clinical years
  • U.S. Medical Licensing Examination 1 exam scores (235 or above)
  • Research and publications
  • Dean’s letter
  • 3 Letters of recommendation

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 Neurosurgery 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.