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Neurology - How to Apply – October, 2020 Update!

Einstein Healthcare Network’s Neurology Residency Program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We do not accept applications outside of this platform.

At Einstein, we offer a complete 4-year Neurology Residency training program: PGY-1 year is spent in our excellent Internal Medicine Prelim program, and PGY-2, PGY-3, and PGY-4 in our Advanced Neurology Residency Program.

When applying through the ERAS platform, you need only apply to our Advanced Neurology Residency: ACGME program #1804133162. There is close collaboration between our Advanced program and the Einstein Prelim Internal Medicine program in the interviewing and ranking process, so if you’re invited to interview, you’ll be seeing presentations from both Internal Medicine and Neurology.

Our IM Prelim and Advanced Neuro programs are linked in the NRMP algorithm. So when ranking at the end of the season, to achieve a complete 4-year program match, you will rank Einstein Advanced Neurology on your primary list, and Einstein Internal Medicine Prelim on your secondary list.


What if I have already completed my PGY-1 Internal Medicine year?

Einstein’s Internal Medicine PGY-1 program is a rigorous and excellent academic and clinical experience. We do accept advanced Neuro applicants from other PGY-1 programs, but we carefully screen them to ensure the quality of education and clinical experience is equal to Einstein’s.

What information does Einstein require when I apply?

Complete applications require a dean’s letter and transcript, CV, National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) transcript (USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3, if available) or COMLEX score, personal statement and three letters of recommendation (minimum of one from Neurology). If the applicant is from a foreign medical school, please provide proof of ECFMG certification and visa information. The application deadline is December 15th.

What are the criteria for application to the Neurology residency program?

Our program only accepts residency applications through ERAS. US clinical experience is not required. We do not have a cut off year for graduation or a minimum score for USMLE/COMLEX; however, we give stronger preference to those applicants who have passed all steps upon first attempt.

What visas does Einstein sponsor?

Albert Einstein Healthcare Network and the Neurology Residency Program accept J1 visas for residents entering our graduate medical training program.

Is an ECFMG certificate required to be considered for interview?

An ECFMG certificate is required at the time the rank order list is submitted but is not required to be considered for interview.

We wish you all the best at this exciting time of transition in your career and look forward to meeting you!


Grace Haymes

Neurology Residency Coordinator
Einstein Medical Center 

5501 Old York Road
Phone: 215-456-3566
Fax: 215-456-3429
E-mail: haymesgr@einstein.edu

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