Application Information

Thank you for your interest in Mount Sinai’s Neurology Residency Program. Mount Sinai has eight PGY-2 Adult Neurology positions available each year. All applications should be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

ERAS accepts applications starting on September 1st and Mt. Sinai accepts applications until December 15th. Once your ERAS application is complete, it will be forwarded to Mt. Sinai’s Neurology Residency Selection Committee for review. Applicants with strong potential will be contacted to arrange an interview. Interviews will be held from November through early-January.

The interview day begins at 8 am with morning report followed by a basic overview of the residency program given by the current senior residents. Each applicant will interview individually with six members of the Selection Committee, which includes representatives from both the clinical and non-clinical neurosciences. Each interviewee will have the opportunity to meet with the Chairman of the Neurology Department. After all of the interviews are over, there will be a tour of the department’s inpatient and outpatient facilities followed by lunch with the current residents. The interview day ends at about 2:30 PM. In addition, on the night before the interview, there is an optional dinner with the current residents to allow each applicant a chance to ask questions and get to know our program in an informal setting.

Following the interview, both applicants and Mt. Sinai will submit their ranklists to ERAS. Match Day is March 21, 2014.

A preliminary internship in an ACGME-approved internal medicine program is required before beginning neurology residency. Preliminary medical internships are available at Mt. Sinai, but applicants must apply separately to the Department of Medicine. If you are coming from outside of New York and are invited to interview with both the Department of Neurology and the Department of Medicine for a preliminary internship, please make us aware so that every effort can be made to schedule the two interviews into one trip.

Information for graduates of international medical schools
The Department of Neurology at Mt. Sinai welcomes applications from qualified graduates of international medical schools.
Additional requirements include the following:

  • ECFMG certification
  • A J-1 or H-1 US Visa
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Successful completion of USMLE 1 and 2
  • Experience and recommendations from a clinical rotation in the United States is preferred

For more information regarding the application process, please contact the Department of Neurology’s Interview Coordinator, Elisha Medina, by email or telephone.

Elisha Medina
Senior Residency Coordinator
Department of Neurology
(212) 241-7074

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Elisha Medina
Senior Residency Coordinator
Department of Neurology
Tel: 212-241-7074
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