FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

How do I apply to the Neurology Residency Program?
Applicants can apply to the Neurology Residency Program at North Shore-LIJ Health System through ERAS. We do not accept paper applications. To obtain information about ERAS, please refer to their website.

The North Shore-LIJ Health System Neurology Residency Program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Information about the NRMP may be found on their website. Please ensure that you have registered with the National Resident Matching Program. For more information, applicants should contact the Help Desk at 1-866-617-5838.

What documents are required as part of my application?

  • Personal Statement
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Medical School Transcript
  • USMLE and/or COMLEX Scores
  • Personal Photograph Dean’s Letter – This will automatically upload into the ERAS database.
  • Curriculum Vitae – An updated CV should be provided at the time of the interview

Please see the ERAS application process guidelines for more information.

What is the deadline for applications?
November 1st

What qualifications are required for applying to your program?
Applicants to the Neurology Residency Program must be graduates of an approved U.S. or Canadian Medical School, or foreign medical graduates who have been certified through the ECFMG at the time of application. Only H1B and J-1 Visas are accepted by the Health System.

Does your program include the preliminary year?
No. The Adult Neurology Residency Program at North Shore-LIJ Health System is a three-year advanced program.

When and how does your program notify applicants about interviews?
The program coordinator will send an email via ERAS to invite an applicant for an interview.

When are interviews scheduled?
Interviews are scheduled Mondays only, November through January.

Do you accept Foreign Medical Graduates?
Yes, we accept international graduates who satisfy our program requirements.

What type of visa do you accept?
The North Shore-LIJ Health System training programs accept only H1B and J-1 visas sponsored through the ECFMG. You must hold a current and valid ECFMG certificate in order for your application to be considered.

What are your USMLE score requirements?
You must achieve a score of 200 or better on your first attempt.

Do you have a graduation cut off date?

Do you require clinical experience in the United States?
No.  If you do have United States clinical experience, please include this in your application information.