Application Information

Thank you for your interest in the Neurology Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. We are a four year categorical program and have 8 positions available each year.

Our residency program participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), and all applications should be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), a program of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Applicants should have at least 3 letters of recommendation, and at least one of these should be from a neurologist.

Interview Selection Criteria

We are looking for residents who are passionate about neurology. This can be demonstrated through clerkship performance, research involvement, or extracurricular activities. We do not have a board score cut off and review every application.

We believe diverse backgrounds and life experiences strengthen our program. We encourage applications from women and underrepresented minority groups. We sponsor J1 visas for highly qualified international applicants.

If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted through email by our program coordinator.

Interview Day

This year we will be having virtual interviews from November through January. We are confident that you will still be able to get to know our residents and faculty and we will be able to show you the highlights of our program.

The night before the interview day we will be having an informal virtual happy hour for you to meet our current residents. While optional, we think this is a great opportunity to learn about the culture of our program. The interview day itself will include a presentation by the program director, interviews with various faculty and the chief residents, and a virtual lunch with the residents to allow for any final questions. We will also provide you with a video tour highlighting our campus and work spaces.

Cassaundra B. Tucker, BS, CTAGME

Frequently Asked Questions

We do not have a hard cutoff but generally recommend scores greater than 220 for USMLE exams.

No, this is not necessary.

November 15. However, we begin to review applications and offer interviews in mid-October when applications are first received.

No, except that all applications must be submitted through ERAS.

We are currently offering eight (8) PGY-1 positions.

Yes, our program is formally integrated with the Medical University of South Carolina internal medicine residency program.

We begin reviewing applications mid-October after they become available to us in ERAS. After applications have been reviewed, candidates selected for interviews will be contacted primarily via e-mail. Generally, the interview notification time period runs through November. Candidates may be contacted at any point during this time period, depending upon when their application was received and reviewed.

Yes. Candidates should have graduated from medical school within the past five years.

We sponsor J1 visas for highly qualified applicants.

US clinical experience through externships is strongly encouraged.

No, we do not.