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 I results needed for the application; Step 2 results (both CK and CS) are needed by February 13
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation
    (formerly Dean’s Letter)
  • Personal statement

Applicants MUST submit USMLE scores to be considered.


Available Positions

September 2020: Applications will start to be accepted through ERAS for individuals who wish to begin their Adult Neurology Residency training July 1, 2021.


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.



Applications to the Adult Neurology Residency program must be submitted no later than December 1, 2020. 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 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 2020-21
  • November 6, 13, 20
  • December 4, 11, 18
  • January 8, 15

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.


Diversity Event

Diversity Event hosted by UVA Graduate Medical Education and the Housestaff Council for Diversity and Inclusion (HCDI) – TBD

This program has previously featured presentations by:

  • School of Medicine faculty about diversity goals and initiatives underway at UVA
  • Resident representatives from HCDI


UVA GME passionately believes that a diverse housestaff encourages empathy and compassion within the hospital as well as the greater Charlottesville community. We seek a racially, ethnically, and gender diverse intern class for 2021. If this is important to your understanding of and interest in UVA, please let us know if you would like to be connected to current Neurology housestaff and faculty eager to discuss diversity and inclusion with you.