Thank you for your interest in the Neurology residency program at the University of Missouri.

Our aim is to put together a family of neurology residents who will:

  • value learning varied perspectives of domestic and international diversity, inclusion, equity and social justice and the enrichment that diversity provides to the practice and art of medicine
  • support each other and the department
  • work well with each other, faculty and staff
  • participate effectively in clinical and academic teams
  • teach and learn from each other
  • constructively contribute to the program while following the program policies and guidance
  • work hard in program clinical and academic activities

Applications for the Neurology residency program are accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Application deadline is December 1.

Required Documents

Please submit the following through ERAS:

  • Universal Application (ERAS Common Application Form)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Medical School Transcript
  • USMLE and/or COMLEX Results (USMLE Step 2 passing score is not required for application/interview, but must be submitted prior to match and entry into the program)
  • Three letters of recommendation ideally written within the past 12 months
  • Personal Statement
  • Photo
  • For international graduates, a current ECFMG certification (application will not be considered if certification is not submitted)

Selection of Interview Candidates

Applications must be complete and meet program criteria. Qualified applications are reviewed by an interview selection committee. We will consider any applicant who has an anticipated graduation date no later than July 2024 or has graduated within the last five years with some amount of clinical activity since that time.

The goal is to assemble a team of residents who will graduate the program with strong clinical neurology skills that can be taken into either a private practice, clinical career, or an academic career as a clinician educator or physician scientist. The ideal candidate: works well with people of all perspectives and backgrounds, will possess academic and intellectual habits well suited to the study of clinical medicine and neurology as well as the practice and teaching of clinical medicine and neurology, has recently demonstrated skill and interest in clinical medicine and neurology, and evidences commitment to being a superb clinical professional.

Applicant Interviews

All interviews will be conducted virtually as per AAMC Interview Guidance for the 2023-2024 Residency Cycle (AAMC Interview Guidance)

Interview dates will be scheduled for selected dates between November 2023 and February 2024.

Interviews are by invitation only. Please do not call or email to check on the status of your application.

When you receive your invitation to interview, you will need to respond as quickly as possible and schedule your interview date in ERAS. After your interview date is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for your interview.

Your Interview

Candidates will attend a “virtual dinner” with current Neurology residents the evening prior to interview day. There will be an additional informal session on the interview day with current residents. Faculty will not be present for these sessions to allow open communication between applicants and residents.

Candidates will also be invited to attend a resident noon conference during the week of the scheduled interview.

Each candidate will receive a packet that includes: an overview of the educational program, contractual and administrative policies of the program, current year benefits guide, interviewer contact information, resident contact information, zoom instructions, and visit Columbia information. The information will be reviewed with the candidate on interview day by the Program Director and Program Coordinator.

Candidates will be formally interviewed in a one-on-one setting rotating through several departmental interviewers.

Other meetings included a virtual tour and meet and greet with the Program Coordinator and other members of the Department of Neurology.

After the Interview: Residency Candidate Selection

After the interview, each interviewer completes a written evaluation of each candidate interviewed. All interviewers then meet for a huddle at the end of interview day to discuss individual applicants. At the close of the huddle, each interviewer completes a final evaluation and submits to program coordinator. These evaluations become a part of each applicant’s file.

The Neurology faculty group will meet at the end of interview season to discuss all candidates who were interviewed. A tentative rank list is created from this discussion and submitted to the Neurology residency selection committee led by the Neurology Program Director for review and final decision. The final rank list is submitted to National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) to determine matches.

All matches will be announced by the NRMP on March 15, 2024. There will be no offers made outside of NRMP match during the match season.