The Adult Neurology Program Application Process


The Adult Neurology program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and in the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS)sponsored by the American Association of Medical Colleges. In order to maintain equality and best evaluate each individual applicant, all communications are done through ERAS. No direct application mailings are accepted.

The Adult Neurology program is Categorical.  The applicant should not apply for and obtain a PGY-1 year in Internal Medicine separate and apart from the application to Neurology.

The following documents are required as part of your application through ERAS:

  • Three current letters of recommendation.  All letters of recommendation must be from people who can comment on your clinical abilities.  Additional letters such as those from research mentors are welcome.
  • Personal statement
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript for Step 1 and 2 and Step 3 if available
  • Personal photograph
  • Dean's letter (this is automatically uploaded into the ERAS database)
  • Updated curriculum vitae



There is no  strict cut-off, but most of the candidates we have interviewed have a USMLE score of >220.

We will not consider any applicants who have failed any USMLE or COMLEX exams.


Medical School Graduation date cut-off:

A candidate must have graduated from medical school within the last 5 years. 


Visa Information:

At the time of application, the candidate must be a U.S. citizen, have a green card, or have a current J-1 visa.  H1 visas are not sponsored by our insitution.


Clinical Experience: 

U.S. experience is not required, but is preferred. However, please also refer to information about the 12-week rule on our FAQ page.


The Neurology Residency screening process does not discriminate against gender, sexual orientation, age, race, religion, ethnic origin, economic status, marital or parental status, surname, veteran status, disability, place of residency or any other category protected under federal and state law.


For further information about our application process, please contact: 

Doris Boehle
Coordinator Neurology Residency and Fellowship Programs 
Health Sciences Center, T-12, 020
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8121

Applications are reviewed beginning in October and offers for interviews will be sent out on a rolling basis.