Application Information

Categorical Program

The categorical program is a 4-year training program, consisting of 1 year in Internal Medicine and 3 years in Neurology. By taking advantage of our categorical position, an individual is able to count on four successive years of uninterrupted training in Charlottesville, Virginia, completing all neurological requirements for board certification in Neurology.


Application Process

The Neurology Residency Program application process is handled through the NRMP match and the ERAS system. NRMP Code: 1737180C0

For questions regarding ERAS, call (202) 828-0413.

Your ERAS application should include:

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Full medical school transcript
  • An NRMP number (requires completed NRMP application)
  • USMLE scores – Step 1 results needed for the application; Step 2 result is needed by February 1
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (formerly Dean’s Letter)
  • Personal statement

Applicants MUST submit USMLE scores to be considered.


Available Positions

September 2023: Applications will start to be accepted through ERAS for individuals who wish to begin their Adult Neurology Residency training July 1, 2024.


International Graduates

Requirements for graduates from medical schools outside the United States are:
  • We accept applications from foreign medical graduates
  • We do not have a minimum USMLE board score cut-off requirement
  • We do not have a cut-off for year of graduation from medical school
  • Prior clinical experience in the United States is advantageous, but not required.
  • A valid certificate issued by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)

The ERAS service we use to receive all applications for residency is available to students and graduates of medical schools outside the United States through the ECFMG which serves as your designated Dean’s office. We do sponsor J-1 visas & H1B visas.


GME Housestaff Stipend & Benefits

The stipend for trainees is based upon the appropriate Post Graduate Year (PGY) in the appointed training program, according to the minimum number of years required for specialty or subspecialty Board certification.

Stipend & Benefits



Applications to the Adult Neurology Residency program must be submitted no later than December 1, 2023. Earlier application submissions are afforded a greater range of choices for interview dates.


Interview Dates

This year, interviews will take place virtually. They are currently scheduled for October, November, December, and January. A letter with details will be sent to invited applicants prior to the interviews.

After we have received your materials, the Neurology committee will review your file and write to you regarding the status of your application.

Interview dates for 2023-2024
  • October 27
  • November 3
  • November 10
  • November 17
  • December 1
  • December 8
  • December 15
  • January 5
  • January 12

Residency appointments are processed in the spring of the year the residency begins upon receipt of the following administrative paperwork: medical school confirmation of graduation date, recommendation letter from each program director with whom candidate has worked before appointment in neurology, documentation of liability insurance coverage and claims history, and a current curriculum vitae.


Questions and Correspondence

All correspondence relating to applications, interviews, etc. should be directed to:



Terry Xixis, C-TAGME
Neurology Residency Program Coordinator
Medical Education Programs Manager
University of Virginia Health System
P.O. Box 800394
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Telephone: (434) 982-3839