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: 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: we perform a holistic review of applicants. Please note that the majority of our residents score above the national USMLE averages. All applicants must submit Step 1 and Step 2 scores.
  • Medical School Transcript
  • A minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation
  • ECFMG Certificate (only international medical graduates).

    Interviews, held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from October through January, are by invitation only. Consistent with recommendations from the AAMC and the ACGME, we shall conduct interviews virtually for all applicants. Our completed application deadline is November 30th. There are a limited number of interview slots, so we recommend submitting your application materials as early as possible. 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 to your safe senders list to ensure you receive all notifications from our program regarding invitations. 

    For foreign medical graduates, the J1 Visa is preferred. In limited circumstances, BMC will provide H-1B sponsorship for clinical training. All requests for initial clinical H-1B sponsorship will be reviewed by the GME Committee 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