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Residency Selection

Application Information

Anschutz Medical Campus



·      Acceptance into the Adult Neurology Residency Program requires an internship in the United States or Canada conforming to the requirements of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology that includes at least eight months of training in internal medicine. 

·      The University of Colorado Denver Neurology Residency Program offers both categorical and advances positions. If you are interested in completing your residency in Colorado all four years, you should apply to both our categorical program and our advanced + preliminary medicine programs. If you are only interested in a Categorical position, you still need to submit your application to the Internal Medicine Program. If you would like to do your PGY 1 Internal Medicine year elsewhere, simply apply to the Neurology Advanced program only. Please note that there will be no difference between the positions and the training for the Categorical and the Preliminary Medicine + Advanced Neurology positions.  


·      All applications should be submitted via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)The Department of Neurology will coordinate interviews with the Department of Medicine during your visit. Our department will make every effort to ensure a match with the Internal Medicine Residency Preliminary Program. Please go to the Department of Medicine Web site for further information ont the Internal Medicine Preliminary program. 

To apply to our program, please submit the following documents through ERAS:

·       Completed ERAS application form

·       Dean’s letter 

·       Official medical school transcript

·       USMLE scores 

·       personal statement

·       three letters of recommendation

·       photograph 

Applications will not be reviewed if received after November 15.  We will review your application thoroughly and make a decision regarding the interview in a timely manner. You will be notified by email. Interviews are held in November, December and January.


1.    Each applicant must: 

·      be a graduate of an LCME (Liaison Committee on Medical Education) accredited medical school, or 

·      an international medical graduate who holds a valid ECFMG (Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) certificate, or 

·      have a full, unrestricted license to practice medicine in a US licensing jurisdiction, or

·      have completed a fifth pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school  

2.    Completion of a minimum of PGY-1 year in Internal Medicine or Transitional Medicine in an ACGME-accredited program is required prior to entering PGY-2 in Neurology.  This must conform to American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology requirements, and include a minimum of eight months of Internal Medicine and maximum of two months of Neurology. Applicants may have completed more than one year of Internal Medicine. 

3.    We participate in the National Residency Matching Program and all applicants must enter into and adhere to the policies of the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).  

·      The UCDSOM recognizes that housestaff enrolled in residency programs are trainees, not employees.  As such, applicants must also be able to meet the conditions of the UCDSOM Houseofficer Training Agreement. Residents in our program must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee asylee, or possess the appropriate documentation to allow Resident to legally train at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. 

·      Canadian citizens must receive a letter from their province stating the province’s willingness to allow the resident to obtain a job in Neurology in Canada upon completion of Neurology residency training in the USA.

4.    Applicants must have documented strong interest in Neurology, as judged by their personal statement, prior training, and/or research experience.  

5.    Applicants must have passed USMLE Parts I and II, or the equivalent, with a minimum average score on both tests that is typically over 200.  

6.    Excellent references are required from a minimum of three physicians and/or researchers with whom the applicant has worked on a regular basis for at least one month.  For individuals who have had prior training in another residency program, this must include a letter from the previous program director.  

7.    For individuals who have had prior training elsewhere, certification of successful completion of that year(s) is required.  

8.    Applicants must have a Dean’s letter or equivalent, and documented grades from medical school.  

9.    Applicants must have the ability to understand, speak, read, and write the English language, including English medical jargon, exceeding conversational level.  

10.  Applicants must have the ability to comprehend and utilize computer software typically used in a USA hospital setting.  

11.  Continuous medical treatment of patients, with lapses not to exceed three years, must be documented (exceptions may be made for pregnancy and related child-care activities, or for obtaining a PhD).  Patient treatment may include medical school and/or prior residency training.  

The UCDSOM and the Department of Neurology do not discriminate with regard to race, sex, age, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status.