Application FAQ's

1. Does the University of Michigan neurology program come with matched internships in Ann Arbor?

We are recruiting 7 candidates this year, and all 7 come with a matched internship at the University of Michigan.

2. Is there a minimum USMLE score?

We don't have any absolute criteria for U.S. or international graduates with regard to board scores.

3. When are interviews?

This year, our interviews will go from late October through early January. Most interview days are on Wednesdays, but one will be on a Friday. There is usually a dinner with the residents the night before.

4. What is the office for health equity and inclusion (OHEI)?

The University of Michigan Department of Neurology is committed to the recruitment and career development of individuals from various backgrounds. The OHEI provides house officers in our program with mentoring, networking, travel assistance to professional conferences, and other career development support.

5. What types of visas do you sponsor?

The University of Michigan Graduate Medical Education office will only accept a J1 visa. The visa is obtained by the applicant through the ECFMG during credentialing.

6. Do you require clinical training in the United States?

If you are an international applicant, you are likely to receive strong consideration for our program only if you have received clinical training in the U.S., if your application shows other evidence that you have knowledge of medicine as practiced in Western countries, or if you have published significant scientific work. ECFMG certification is required.

7. What matching program and application service do you accept?

Our Neurology program participates in the NRMP Main Residency Match, www.nrmp.org and in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) www.aamc.org/eras. Applicants must register with both NRMP and ERAS to participate in the services of each.

8. Do you have observerships?

No.  U.S. medical students can apply to do rotations with us during their 4th year of medical school, but we do not offer observerships to applicants who have already graduated from medical school.  

9. Do you offer an advanced program if I want to do my internship elsewhere?

No. Because our neurology curriculum begins towards the end of your PGY-1 year, offering positions without matched internships would put some residents at a disadvantage.

10. Is there a cut-off date for M.D. degree?

No, there is not a cut-off date for the M.D. degree.

11. Is there a final date after which applications will not be considered?

There is no final date, but our interview slots fill up quickly, so it is a good idea to apply early. We begin reviewing applications on September 1 of every year. We recommend having applications submitted by the end of October at the latest.

12. What will my salary be as a Neurology resident at the University of Michigan?

The great thing about the University of Michigan is the House Officer’s Association who works on your behalf in negotiating yearly salary, holiday pay, bonuses, and benefits.  For more information on current salaries, please visit: https://hoaumich.org and see the contract for your year. 

13. What benefits will I be eligible for as a house officer at the University of Michigan?

For more information, please see: http://benefits.umich.edu/benefitgroups/houseo.html