Application Requirements

Important Dates & Deadlines:

Next available neurology residency position (PGY-2) is: July 1, 2018.  Additionally, we will also have a PGY-2 opening to start on July 1, 2017.


PGY-2 Positions in Neurology:

All PGY-2 positions are offered through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applicants must register with the NRMP between September 15 and November 30, 2016 (late registrations are accepted until early February 2017 with a $50.00 late registration fee). Applications for PGY-2 positions in 2018 will be accepted from September 15 until December 16, 2016. Applicants will apply for PGY-1 training in Internal Medicine through the same matching process. We will review all applications and invite the most promising applicants to interview. We will schedule interviews for a PGY-1 position in Medicine at UF at the same time as the Neurology interview. Interviews will be conducted from mid-October through mid-December.  There is a slim possibility we will offer a later January interview date, but this depends on the applicant pool. Rank order lists must be submitted to the NRMP by February 22, 2017. Results of the Match become available March 17, 2017.


After reviewing applications, we choose a limited number for interview. Interviews will be conducted between the middle of October through the middle of December, 2016.  The interview period can be extended into January 2017; but if you are offered an interview, please try to arrange an earlier date.  The Department of Neurology has 7 advanced spots in the match.  The Internal Medicine department reserves 7 preliminary spots for Neurology.

Important Information

Please visit the NRMP and ERAS website for complete information about application, schedules, and regulations. You must honor the terms of the NRMP’s Match Participation Agreement, which includes the provision that the results of the match are binding upon the applicant and the neurology program. Please do not participate in the match unless you are prepared to honor your commitment to any of the residency programs that you list on your rank order form. All violations of contract will be reported to the NRMP, which will investigate and take appropriate action.


To be eligible for the Medicine preliminary positions, foreign medical graduates must have scored at least 250 on Step 2 of the USMLE.  Additionally, all International Medical School Graduates must have at least 1 year of clinical experience after completing medical school.  This experience can be either in the US or in another country.

Medical School Training:

Applicants must have an M.D. or D.O. degree or be in their senior year of medical school. Foreign medical graduates must comply with all requirements of the Accreditation Committee for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and must obtain certification from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)

The PGY-1 year:

All residents must spend their PGY-1 year in an ACGME-accredited program in Internal Medicine or in a Transitional Residency Program with at least 8 months of training on an adult acute medicine in-patient service. Six months of internal medicine, together with two months in pediatrics and/or emergency medicine is accepted as an alternative. All programs must fulfill the requirements for PGY-1 training required by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. If you have any questions about whether a PGY-1 program you are interested in fulfills these requirements, you should inquire of the Board.



We do not have cut offs for USMLE/COMLEX scores, but we invite the most competitive applicants to our program for an interview. We will not invite candidates that have taken more than one attempt to pass any given section of the USMLE/COMLEX.  If we receive notice that you have failed an attempt of any step of the USMLE after we have extended an invitation for interview, we reserve the right to rescind our invitation.  We also require a score of 250 or greater on the USMLE Steps 1 & 2 for International Medical School graduates.


We will sponsor J-1 visas and in very special circumstances, we will port an existing H1-b visa. Please note, all H-1b visas must have the approval of the GMEC of our institution.  In order to get approval, your H-1B visa must have been issued not more than 3 years prior to your projected start date with our program.  For example, if you would be starting your neurology training with us on July 1, 2018, your visa must have been issued not before July 1, 2015.  You also must have taken and passed your USMLE Step 3 prior to your interview.  The Internal Medicine program at the University of Florida will not support an H-1 visa.  They only support J-1 visas.  If you have an H visa, Medicine will not grant you an interview.  If you have an H visa, you will need to find a PGY-1 position at another institution.

Technical Standards for Residency:

Candidates for Neurology Residency must have abilities and skills in the areas of observation, communication, motor, intellectual, and behavioral and social attitudes, as outlined in the technical requirements for residency.

For more information contact:

Jennifer Shipley
Residency Program Coordinator
Department of Neurology
Box 100236, UFHSC
Gainesville, Florida 32610-0236
Phone: 352-273-5550

Christina A. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Neurology Residency Program
Department of Neurology
Box 100236, UFHSC
Gainesville, Florida 32610-0236
Phone: 352-273-5550