Application Process

Thank you for your interest in the BU Neurology Residency Training Program. The Adult Neurology Residency Program at Boston University Medical Center is a four-year categorical program in neurology (NRMP# 1257180C0) that includes a preliminary (PGY-1) year of internal medicine training. This preliminary year is supervised by both the internal medicine and neurology program directors. Seven positions are offered in each of the four (4)  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
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Dean’s Letter
  • USMLE Transcripts
  • Medical School Transcript
  • A minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation
  • ECFMG Certificate (only international medical graduates)

For the 2023 ERAS® cycle, our program will be collecting and reviewing data from applicants’ supplemental ERAS applications. Completion of the standard MyERAS application is a requirement; completion of the supplemental ERAS application is optional.

In its second year of use, the supplemental ERAS application is designed to help applicants share more information about themselves and assist our program in finding applicants that fit our program’s setting and mission. There is no cost to applicants and participation is optional.

The supplemental ERAS application provides:

  • geographic preferences (by division and by urban or rural setting); 
  • information about an applicant’s most meaningful experiences and other impactful life events, if applicable; and
  • program signals.

The supplemental ERAS application will be delivered on a survey platform that is separate from the MyERAS application and must be completed between August 1 and September 16, 2022.

Interviews, held on Tuesdays from November through January, are by invitation only. Consistent with recommendations from the AAMC and the ACGME, we shall conduct interviews virtually for all applicants. There are a limited number of interview slots, so we recommend submitting your application materials as early as possible. This year we will be using the Thalamus scheduling software to arrange interviews. Interview invitations will come via email from Thalamus with instructions for creating an account. Once invitees create accounts, they will be able to go into our system and select the interview date. Please be sure to add no-reply@thalamusgme.com to your safe senders list to ensure you receive all notifications from our program regarding invitations. 

For international applicants who match to our program, we sponsor either a J1 or H1B visa on a case by case basis. For H1-b visas you must have completed your Step 3 prior to your visa application.

If you have any questions about the applications process, please contact our residency program manager: 

Ljiljana Popovic
Program Manager
Department of Neurology
Boston University Medical Center
Email: lpopovic@bu.edu