Thank you for your interest in the University of Washington Adult Neurology Residency Program.
The University of Washington Neurology Program accepts PGY1 applications only through ERAS – the Electronic Residency Application Service, administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Matching with our program will automatically place you with the UW Internal Medicine Program for your internship year. You will not need to submit a separate application for that program.
New PGY1 applications must be received by the ERAS Post Office no later than December 31. To maximize your chance of being selected to interview we highly recommend you submit your application by September 30.
The following items are required as part of your ERAS application:
*Please note that there are no minimum score requirements for these exams.
Criteria for International Medical Graduates
The University of Washington Neurology Residency Program will accept applications from International Medical Graduates only if they meet the following criteria:
Successful International Medical School Graduate applicants will have recent (within the last 1-2 years) clinical experience in the U.S. or Canadian Health Care Systems. Clinical experience is regarded as having direct patient care responsibilities. Shadowing or observation shifts do not count towards this component.
The UW Neurology Residency Program accepts foreign national physicians who meet UW Eligibility and Selection requirements into its accredited residency program. Foreign nationals requiring visa sponsorship must obtain a J-1 visa sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). The UW does not generally provide H-1B sponsorship for residents or fellows in its clinical training programs unless the resident/fellow is otherwise ineligible for a J-1 visa. Requests for H-1B visa sponsorship are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and are subject to approval by the UW GME Office and the UW Provost's Office. Please refer to UW Medicine Graduate Medical Education Policies and Procedures for more detail.
Invitations to visit our program and to have interviews with our faculty will be given only to applicants who, in our opinion, have a reasonable chance of matching into our program. An invitation can be extended only after we have reviewed material supporting your application. Your Dean's letter is required to complete your application, but we may be able to invite you for an interview before receiving your Dean's letter; therefore, you should arrange for the other supporting materials to be sent as soon as possible. After reviewing these materials, we will let you know via e-mail if you are being invited to visit our program and interview. Interviews will be held on Fridays throughout November and December of the current academic year. Typical interview days last from 8am to 5pm with the optional attendance of Grand Rounds and dinner with the residents the night before.
Thank you again for your interest in our program. We look forward to receiving and reviewing your application.
For further residency program information, please contact our residency manager:
Robert Young, MPA