The Application Process
Thank you for your interest in the BU Neurology Residency Training Program. Six positions are offered in each of the three years of the adult neurology residency program. Applications should be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). A link to the ERAS system can be found on the NRMP website: www.nrmp.org. We prefer that candidates submit their applications as early as possible to expedite scheduling of interviews.
Applications are reviewed early in the fall after the following documentation is received:
- Completed ERAS Application Form
- Dean’s Letter
- USMLE scores
- Medical School Transcript
- ECFMG Certificate (only international medical graduates)
- A minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation
- Curriculum Vitae
- Personal Statement
International applicants must have a J-1 Visa or a U.S. citizen Permanent Resident status.
Interviews, held on Tuesdays during November, December and January, are by invitation only. During the visit, applicants meet with members of the faculty and the current residents, attend Grand Rounds and tour the facility. Additionally, they spend their lunch hour meeting a few of our residents.
We do understand the difficulties that arise in the scheduling of multiple interviews and will try to accommodate individual requests for other dates whenever possible. However, we prefer that candidates schedule visits on the specified interview dates when we are best able to present our program.
Interviewees are invited to attend a dinner with our neurology residents on the Monday evening before their interview.
Applicants interested in applying for a preliminary PGY-1 position in internal medicine at the Boston University are referred to the BU Internal Medicine Residency Webpage.
We strongly encourage Neurology applicants to also apply to the Preliminary Internal Medicine program at the Boston University.