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Application and Interview Process

SLU’s neurology residency program uses the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Our 50 or so interview spots between November and February fill quickly so early applications are encouraged.

Applicants with two USMLE scores below 200/220 must have extremely strong other credentials to be considered. While we will interview candidates whose CSA or USMLE results and ECFMG certificates are pending, we need to have this documentation before match day.  We do accept COMLEX scores with a minimum score of 450.

We typically have a mix of international and U.S. graduates. U.S. experience is a plus, but is not required.

Because our six annual positions are listed with the NRMP, we do not offer positions outside of the Match. If we accept you as a resident, we will offer you a GY1 internship at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital. We do offer J-1 visas to most applicants, however we do not sponsor H1B Visas. Visit the ERAS website for more information on how to apply.

Interview Day

The interview season starts in October and ends in mid January. Candidates who are selected for interviews will be emailed with the dates and schedule. We try our best to accommodate candidates’ preferences for the interview date scheduling.

Candidates are invited to dine with some of our current residents the evening before interview day. On interview day, the chair of neurology and program director welcome candidates at 7:30 a.m. Candidates then attend our department grand rounds lecture, followed by a more detailed program overview by the program director and program coordinator.

Typically four faculty members will interview each candidate separately for approximately 25 minutes per candidate. Interviews are held in the morning and afternoon. Candidates will also receive a tour of the hospital and university facilities as well as have lunch with some of our current residents.  Interviews end by 4 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the department cover the candidates’ travel expenses including hotel and transportation to and from the airport?

We do not cover any expenses, but we will be happy to provide candidates with nearby hotels who may offer a discounted price.

Will I be able to interview with the chair of the department?

Our chair will interview as needed but not every candidate will interview with the chair.

Will I receive my interview schedule before my interview date?

No. All schedules are provided on the day of interviews. Candidates do receive all other information prior to the interview date (contact information, maps, when and where to arrive the night before and the day of interviews).