How to Apply
For open neurology residency positions, applications for the Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Neurology Residency Program are submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
Application Information and Interviews
Interviews for invited applicants take place on Fridays, starting in late October and continuing through early January. The Department of Neurology arranges and pays for overnight accommodations on Thursday night for applicants invited for an interview. Candidates attend a reception and dinner the evening before. An orientation session and overview of the residency is given by the program director, David Preston, MD and associate program director, Christopher Geiger, DO, to start the evening. Afterward, the candidates have dinner with a group of current residents at a local restaurant.
The interview program begins on Friday morning at 8 a.m. with Neurology Grand Rounds. The Department provides for transportation between the hotel and hospital. After Grand Rounds, there is a continental breakfast, followed by interviews with several of the faculty. At lunch, there are presentations from several of the University Hospitals Neurological Institute center directors discussing the clinical and research highlights of the program.
In addition, all the applicants meet with the chair, Cathy Sila, MD, either during the interviews or during the lunch presentation. This is then followed by a resident guided tour of UH Cleveland Medical Center. Afterward, the candidates go to the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center for a tour of the clinical and research facilities. The day typically concludes no later than 4 p.m. Arrangements for applicants with specific clinical or research interests can be made to meet with additional faculty.
Neurology Residency Match
The Neurology Residency Program participates in the National Resident Matching Program which announces its results in the middle of March.
Applicants to the Neurology Residency program must have the following credentials:
- Must be graduates of an approved U.S. or Canadian Medical School with the last five years. Outstanding graduates of international medical schools who have been certified through the ECFMG at the time of application may also apply. U.S. experience is preferred but not required. A valid ECFMG certificate is not required at the time of application but must meet the requirements prior to beginning residency. For matched candidates from international medical schools who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents, a valid J-1 Visa is required. We do not sponsor H1 visas.
- Applicants must pass the USMLE step one on the first attempt with a three-digit score of 210 or higher. Applicants must pass the USMLE step two (CK) on the first attempt with a three-digit score of 225 or higher. For Osteopathic Medical Schools, although the USLME is encouraged, the COMLEX may be substituted a minimum score of 450 on the first attempt. Applicants who have not yet taken step two (CK) may still apply provided their step two (CK) is scheduled and the results will be available before the end of January.
- When applying to ERAS, three letters of reference are required. One letter should be from the Chair, Program Director or Clerkship Director of the Department of Neurology at your medical school.
You may address any inquiries you may have to the residency/education coordinator:
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