Frequently Asked Questions from Students Interested in the Residency Program
1. Do you accept transfer students?
Yes, provided there is an open position.
2. Do you accept foreign medical graduates?
3. Does the program sponsor visas?
Yes, H1-B visa for applicants that match with the program.
4. How many spots to fill?
That information is undisclosed. Generally it is 2 spots.
5. How do I apply?
Applications are through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service).
6. What are the required documents?
Everything is outlined on ERAS – CV, personal statement, medical school transcript, USMLE scores, ECFMG certificate (if applicable), 3 letters of recommendation, and the dean’s letter.
7. Application deadline?
Applications are accepted through November 15, 2013.
8. What are the criteria for selection to interview?
Applications are reviewed when they are complete with most of the required documents (excluding the dean’s letter which is the last to arrive). The applications are reviewed by a committee of faculty members and the program director – the details of how applicants are selected are based on numerous data including scores, but those details are not shared with me. (Many times applicants want to know what scores they should have to be selected, etc., I don’t have that information).
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J Mocco, MD, MS, is the Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Neurosurgery.
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