The Neurology residency program is currently in the process of changing to a Categorical 4-year program. At this time for the 2021 MATCH we are still considered an Advanced 3-year program and will require a separate PGY1 position. Please see below for more information about PGY1 opportunities here at the University of Maryland. This page will be updated with more information should our designation change for the 2021 MATCH.

The University of Maryland Department of Neurology participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service and the National Resident Matching Program. Applicants should apply to our Residency Program through these organizations. To be eligible, candidates must graduate from an approved American or Canadian medical school or obtain ECFMG certification. To be considered for an interview with our program we require clinical experience in the United States sufficient to ensure that the applicant is competitive for a PGY-1 position in an ACGME-accredited program.

Interview Process for 2021 MATCH

After review of their application, candidates may be invited for an interview by the Resident Selection Committee. All interviews will be conducted virtually for the 2021 MATCH. Interviews will be a half-day in length, with both morning and afternoon options, and will be held twice a week. Candidates will have a presentation by the Program Director, interviews with several faculty members and our Department Chair, as well as an opportunity to meet with several of our current residents. More information will be provided to candidates who are invited to interview.

For your PGY-1 year

Prior to beginning training in neurology, a PGY-1 year with at least eight months of internal medicine is required at an ACGME-accredited institution in the United States.

The University of Maryland Internal Medicine Program provides excellent training through their Preliminary year program; more information about the curriculum can be found on the internal medicine residency page. There are also multiple other training programs in the Baltimore area and elsewhere that would fulfill this requirement.

If you would like to complete your Neurology and Preliminary Medicine training at Maryland, please submit 2 separate ERAS applications:

  • One to the University of Maryland Neurology Program
    •  ACGME and ERAS Code 1802331046; NRMP Code 1252180A0
  • One to the Med-Prelim/Neurology Program
    • ACGME and ERAS Code 1402321160 (note that this code is shared by the multiple different University of Maryland Internal Medicine tracks)
    • NRMP Code 1252140P1 (unique to the Med-Prelim/Neurology program)

The Med-Prelim/Neurology Program is reserved for those matching to Neurology at the University of Maryland. If you are invited to interview with Neurology, you will be able to access an informational session from the Internal Medicine Preliminary Program that will review their program. You do not need a formal interview with the Department of Medicine.

Residents participating in this coordinated experience will have the opportunity to rotate through the neurology subspecialty clinics and the NeuroCritical Care unit during their PGY-1 year.

The following materials must be submitted through ERAS

  • ERAS application 
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • 3 or more letters of recommendation
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE Step 1
  • Personal statement
  • Photograph
  • USMLE Step 2 (CK and CS). These are not required to be invited to interview, but should be submitted as soon as available.

If you have further questions, please review our FAQs page to see if your question is answered there.

For further information, please contact:

Education Office
Department of Neurology
110 S. Paca Street, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

Telephone: 410-328-5841
Fax: 410-328-6651

Email: jiffland@som.umaryland.edu

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