Applying to our Residency Program

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How will the University of Michigan Neurology Program be conducting interviews this year?

The University of Michigan has made an institutional decision that all interviews will be virtual for the 2022-2023 recruitment season.

2. When are interviews?

This year, our interviews will go from late October through late December or early January. Scheduled interview days are often on Wednesdays, but with all interviews being virtual this year, we may offer some individual interviews on other days.

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

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

4. 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.

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

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

6. Do you have observerships?

We are currently not offering any visiting rotations for students or applicants. When it is deemed safe to do so, we will allow U.S. medical students to apply to do rotations with us during their forth year of medical school, but we do not plan to offer observerships to applicants who have already graduated from medical school.  

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

No. Our neurology curriculum starts during the PGY-1 year, during which time residents participate in two months of clinical rotations with us and a a specialized one-month Boot Camp rotation.

8. Is there a cut-off date for MD or DO degree?

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

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

There is no final date, but we begin reviewing applications the day that they are available in ERAS. Our interview slots fill up quickly, so it is a good idea to apply early.

10. 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 (HOA) who works on your behalf in negotiating yearly salary, holiday pay, bonuses, and benefits. For more information on current salaries, please visit the HOA homepage to see the contract for your year. 

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

For more information, please see this resource.

12. Is the University of Michigan Department of neurology hosting in-person second look events?

Applicants are encouraged to visit Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan after their interviews are complete if it would help them with this important decision. We encourage you to contact us after your interview if you have questions about possible dates and experiences. Please note that in person visits will take place after our rank list is finalized so they will not affect how candidates are ranked.

13. Who should I contact if I have questions? 

Please contact Fran Clark

Educational Discretionary and Travel Fund

Every resident gets educational discretionary money to use on books, educational materials, and travel to conferences. The distribution of these funds depends on meeting administrative metrics, but residents are entitled to up to $1,250 their PGY2 year, and $750 in each of their PGY3 and PGY4 years.

All residents are required to attend or present at a national meeting at least once during their residency, and additional departmental funds are provided for residents who present at meetings. In addition, scholarships are available for many residents to attend the state and national meetings free of cost or at reduced rates.