Eligibility

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  • All fellow positions are filled for the 2023-2024 academic year.
  • We are excited to be participating in the NRMP Match process for the 2024-2025 academic year. Our program will be utilizing ERAS for applicant information.

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UW Health Eligibility Requirements

  • All candidates must meet the UW Health requirements for appointment as per the UW Health Graduate Medical Education Departmental Policies: Recruitment and Selection of Residents and Fellows and Appointment Information for Residents and Fellows in Graduate Medical Education Programs. The latter document is provided to all applicants on the interview day.

 

  • In accordance with these policies, the neurology department does not discriminate based on age, race, color, creed or religion, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, ancestry, arrest or conviction record (unless substantially related to job duties), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military obligations, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local laws.

 

  • Candidates must have successfully completed a residency program in neurology, child neurology, neurodevelopment disabilities, or psychiatry with one of the following accreditations:
    • ACGME-accredited residency program
    • AOA-approved residency program
    • ACGME International (ACGME-I) Advanced Specialty Accreditation
    • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)-accredited residency program located in Canada
    • College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)- accredited residency program located in Canada

 

  • International medical graduates must hold one of the following:
    • S. citizenship
    • Permanent legal residency status (i.e., a green card)
    • A J-1 visa sponsored by the ECFMG
    • An Employment Authorization Document (EAD)

 

Note that UW Health does not sponsor temporary worker (H-1) visas and will not accept the Optional Practical Training (OPT) visa, which does not relate to graduate medical training.

 

Department of Neurology Eligibility Requirements

  • USMLE or COMLEX-USA passing scores.
  • Applicants should have completed their residency without major difficulty.
  • International applicants:
    • Must be proficient in spoken and written English—advanced level or higher documented in ERAS and university-level proficiency as ascertained during the interview.
    • Must be proficient in the use of electronic medical record systems.
    • Preferably have clinical experience in U.S. academic medical centers; details should be clearly documented in the applicant’s ERAS application.

All applicants will undergo a holistic review so that exceptions to the above criteria can be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants’ personal statements should address any deviations from these criteria.

Note that UW Health does not sponsor temporary worker (H-1) visas and will not accept the Optional Practical Training (OPT) visa, which does not relate to graduate medical training.

 

Latest Revision: 11/08/2022, Aaron Struck, MD

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