Applying to the Neurology Residency Program - FAQs
Are you an Advanced or Categorical Neurology program?
As of October 2020, we are transitioning to a Categorical program that encompasses PGY1-PGY4 training years. This is effective for the 2021 MATCH in which we will fill 7 Categorical positions for a July 2021 start date. We will no longer be filling for any Advanced Neurology residency positions.
Are there any IMGs in your program?
Are there any specific requirements for IMGs?
At the time of submitting your application, you should have a Valid ECFMG certificate, including successful completion of the CSA.
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. 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.
What USMLE scores do you require?
Although specific minimum USMLE scores are not required for the residency program, it is highly desirable to have USMLE scores over 210 for all applicants.
Is USMLE required for Osteopathic medical students?
A competitive score on the USMLE demonstrates a commitment to pursuing an allopathic residency program, and is looked upon favorably. In select cases, applicants will be invited to interview based on COMLEX scores only.