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 Comm Application Form)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Medical School Transcript
  • USMLE and/or COMLEX Results (USMLE Step 2 score is not required for application/interview, but must be completed prior to match and entry into the program)
  • Three letters of recommendation written within the past 12 months
  • 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 2023 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 2022-2023 Residency Cycle (AAMC Interview Guidance)

Interview dates will be scheduled for selected dates between November 2022 and February 2023.

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 on ERAS. After your interview date is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for your interview.

Interview Day

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, and interviewer biographical profile. The packet 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 meet and greet with the Program Coordinator, meeting time with various University of Missouri representatives, and an informational session about the Columbia Missouri community.

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 list is submitted to National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) during rank order.

All decisions are announced by NRMP during Match 2023. There will be no offers made outside of NRMP match during the match season.