Application Process

The University of Maryland Department of Neurology participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service and the National Resident Matching Program. Applicants should apply to our Residency Program through these organizations. To be eligible, candidates must graduate from an approved American or Canadian medical school or obtain ECFMG certification. To be considered for an interview with our program we require clinical experience in the United States sufficient to insure that the applicant is competitive for a PGY-1 position in an ACGME-accredited program.

Interview days:

After review of their application, candidates may be invited for an interview by the Resident Selection Committee. Interviews are usually conducted on Wednesdays between October and December. Interviewees are invited to attend a dinner with our neurology residents on the Tuesday evening before their interview. On Wednesday, there will be a brief orientation session, attendance at Grand Rounds, a tour of the facilities, lunch with residents and faculty, and a series of interviews.

The University of Maryland Medical System is located in the downtown area of Baltimore and is readily accessible from the airport, interstate highways and Amtrak. A variety of hotels are located nearby. We will provide hotel information and area maps when we send interview confirmation letters, an agenda and other information.

For your PGY-1 year:

Prior to beginning training in neurology, a PGY-1 year with at least eight months of internal medicine is required at an ACGME-accredited institution in the United States.

The University of Maryland Internal Medicine Program provides excellent training through their Preliminary year program; more information about the curriculum can be found on their website www.umm.edu/imres.  There are also multiple other training programs in the Baltimore area and elsewhere that would fulfill this requirement.  Applicants are encouraged to explore all PGY-1 options to determine what setting is best for their individual needs. 

If you would like to complete your Neurology and Preliminary Medicine training at Maryland, please submit 2 separate ERAS applications:

  • One to the University of Maryland Neurology Program
    • ACGME and ERAS Code 1802331046; NRMP Code 1252180A0
  • One to the Med-Prelim/Neurology Program
    • ACGME and ERAS Code 140231160 (note that this code is shared by the multiple different University of Maryland Internal Medicine tracks)
    • NRMP Code 1252140P1 (unique to the Med-Prelim/Neurology program)
      • Only applicants who first match to the UMMC neurology program are eligible to match to the Med-Prelim/Neurology program. In order for your preliminary year application to be linked to your neurology application, you must apply to the "Med-Prelim/Neurology" program.
      • If you are invited to interview with UMMC Neurology, you will meet with the Director of the Internal Medicine Preliminary Program for an informational session on your Neurology interview day. You do not need a separate formal interview with the Department of Medicine.

The following materials must be submitted through ERAS:

  • ERAS application
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • 3 or more letters of recommendation
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE Step 1
  • Personal statement
  • Photograph
  • USMLE Step 2 (CK and CS). These are not required to be invited to interview, but should be submitted as soon as available.

If you have further questions, please review our FAQs page to see if your question is answered there.

For further information, please contact:

Education Office
Department of Neurology
110 S. Paca Street, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

Telephone: 410-328-5841
Fax: 410-328-6651

Email: [email protected]

For patient inquiries, call 1-800-492-5538