How to Apply

All applications for UT Southwestern Neurology Residency Programs should be made using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). All UT Southwestern neurology programs match via the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

We are following ACGME and NRMP recommendations and will conduct all residency recruitment activities virtually.

All UTSW neurology programs accept International Medical Graduates (IMG) but sponsor only J-1 Visas.

Common Applicant Qualifications

  • Applicants must be eligible to graduate from an approved American or Canadian medical or osteopathic school or hold permanent certification by the Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
  • Applicants must be eligible for a Texas Physician-in-Training Permit 

Please make sure the items below are included with your ERAS application:

  • MSPE or Dean's letter from your medical school
  • Medical school transcripts
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcripts for parts 1 and 2
  • ECFMG certificate (IMG only)
  • Three letters of recommendation

Applications will be considered, and interviews offered prior to receiving Step 2 scores. However, successful completion of Step 2 (USMLE or COMLEX) is required before ranking.

Dates to Remember

September 15 Registration Opens
October - January Virtual interview sessions
February 1 Rank list entry opens
March 15 Match Day

Adult Neurology and Neurology-Psychiatry Residency Program

The Adult Neurology Residency Program accepts nine candidates each year, and the combined Neurology-Psychiatry program accepts one candidate each year. Both programs are categorical and include the required intern-year rotations in Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Interview and Matching Process

Categorical neurology interviews will take place on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. For combined neuro-psych program applicants, interviews will be coordinated with the Department of Psychiatry.

Because each applicant is unique, we have no specific requirements regarding USMLE/COMLEX scores, research, number of publications, or years out of medical school. Interviews are granted on a competitive basis, and applicants will be contacted via email to schedule an interview.

Child Neurology and NDD Residency Programs

The Child Neurology Residency Program accepts five candidates per year. The categorical program includes two years of pediatrics residency training and three years of child neurology training at UT Southwestern. We also offer a three-year reserved pediatric neurology residency for candidates who have completed preliminary training in pediatrics elsewhere.

The Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency program accepts one candidate per year. The categorical program includes two years of pediatrics residency training and four years of neurodevelopmental disabilities training at UT Southwestern. We also offer a four-year reserved neurodevelopmental disabilities residency for candidates who have completed preliminary training in pediatrics elsewhere.

Preliminary Pediatric Training Qualifications (for Non-Categorical positions only)

One of the following pre-requisite training options are required:

  • Two years of ACGME-accredited pediatrics residency training in the United States or Canada (this is included in our categorical residency programs)
  • A preliminary PGY-1 year (as described in the Program Requirements for Residency Education in Neurology, Section I.A.1) and one year of residency training in Pediatrics; or
  • One year of Pediatrics plus one year of Basic Neuroscience training.

Interview and Matching Process

The Division of Pediatric Neurology will conduct all child neurology and neurodevelopmental disabilities interviews virtually from October 2023 through February 2024. Interviews take place on Tuesdays and Fridays and will be coordinated with the Department of Pediatrics for applicants interviewing with both pediatrics and child neurology / NDD programs.

When considering candidates, the division takes a holistic view, including medical school grades, USMLE scores, letters of recommendation, research performance, extracurricular activities, and interview.

Non-U.S. applicants (IMG)

There are no specific requirements for international medical graduates; invitations are made based on a combination of factors including USMLE scores, recommendation letters, clinical experience, and other factors.

  • All applications should be sent through ERAS.
  • The program will sponsor J-1 visas (H-1B visas cannot be supported).
  • Evidence of clinic experience in the U.S. is preferred.
  • IMG candidates must have passed USMLE Step 1 and 2 and hold a permanent ECFMG certificate.