Are you an Advanced or Categorical Neurology program?

We are now a Categorical program that encompasses PGY1-PGY4 training years.

When is the application deadline?

We begin reviewing applications as soon as ERAS releases them to programs. It is in your best interest to ensure that your application is complete within the first week that applications are available to programs.

Are there any IMGs in your program?

Yes, some of our residents have been IMGs. For more information about our current residents please visit our residency website and our alumni page.

Are there any specific requirements for IMGs?

  • You must have a valid ECFMG certificate secured by June 1.
  • You must be eligible for sponsorship under the J-1 visa program. This is the only visa sponsored by the University of Maryland Medical Center for residents and fellows.

What visas are required for IMGs?

The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) adheres to the standards and guidelines for the employment of non-citizens as established by federal immigration laws and the U.S. Department of Labor. UMMC will hire only U.S. citizens and non-citizens that are authorized for employment. Non-immigrant alien residents or fellows must have a J-1 visa and ECFMG certificate in order to apply. H-1B visas are not considered appropriate visas for residents or fellows. Sponsorship guidelines require all applicants accepted into the program to convert to a J1 visa prior to starting their training with UMMC. More information for IMGs can be found on the UMMC Graduate Medical Education office website.

Is clinical experience in the United States required?

Prior clinical experience in the United States is viewed favorably. In select cases candidates may be accepted into the program without previous U.S. clinical training.

Is USMLE required for Osteopathic medical students?

No, applicants should have either USMLE Step 1 and 2 CK or COMLEX Level 1 and 2-CE as part of your application.

Does USMLE Step 2 CK or COMLEX 2-CE score need to be available to be invited to interview?

No. We recognize that scheduling does not always allow for the second exam score to be resulted by the time applications open. We expect to receive any scores needed to complete the application prior to the rank list submission date.

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