Information for Applicants

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Required Training Before Program Entry

Fellows must have successfully completed a program in neurology that satisfies the requirements listed below.

All required clinical education for entry into ACGME-accredited fellowship programs must be completed in an ACGME-accredited residency program, an AOA-approved residency program, a program with ACGME International (ACGME-I) Advanced Specialty Accreditation, or a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)-accredited or College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)-accredited residency program located in Canada.

Fellowship programs must receive verification of each entering fellow’s level of competence in the required field, upon matriculation, using ACGME, ACGME-I, or CanMEDS Milestones evaluations from the core residency program. 

In addition, the applicant must have passed USMLE Step 3 or COMLEX Part 3 and be board-eligible/certified in Neurology.

Available Training Tracks

Three training tracks are available (See ERAS for specifics):

  1. Vascular neurology: one year of accredited vascular neurology fellowship.
  2. Vascular neurology/StrokeNet research: one year of accredited vascular neurology fellowship plus one year of NIH-funded StrokeNet research. Additional information may be requested from the StrokeNet coordinator.
  3. Vascular neurology/endovascular surgical neuroradiology: one year of accredited vascular neurology fellowship, one year of preliminary (non-accredited) training, plus a senior ACGME-accredited endovascular surgical neuroradiology year.

Application Procedure & Interview Process

Positions are filled through the NRMP Match (See dates on the NRMP website). Match Day falls in mid-May.

Please apply to our program through ERAS and indicate the track or tracks in which you may be interested. You will be able to refine the list during your interview (if invited).

If the two- or three-year tracks interest you, you must submit a complete application by December 15th. 

Please upload the following materials to the ERAS system and register with NRMP: 

  • Your latest curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation (signed, on letterhead)
  • A personal statement of interest in this subspecialty/ies and career path
  • Copy of USMLE/COMLEX examination score reports for Steps/Parts 1, 2 and 3
  • Indication of visa status
  • Copy of ECFMG certificate (if international medical graduate)

Competitive applicants will be invited for a virtual interview with the Program Director and selected faculty members, fellows, and/or APPs.

Interviews take place between January and March.