How to Apply
Experience a diverse residency program that will prepare you to become a developed, skilled neurologist who can provide excellent and timely care to patients.
We offer three categorical positions beginning July 1 through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). Since our program is categorical, residents who match with our program will automatically be granted preliminary positions in our Transitional Year Residency Program. Our Department of Neurology utilizes the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). All applications to the Neurology residency program must be submitted through ERAS.
Applications will only be accepted electronically through ERAS from Oct. 21, 2020, through Dec. 15, 2020. All applicants should have completed and passed Step 1 of the USMLE/COMPLEX prior to the application deadline. We also require USMLE/COMPLEX Step 2 (CK and CS) results to be uploaded into ERAS by February 1, 2021, in order to be ranked by our program.
In addition to the application criteria, the following are required to be present by the application deadline for each application to be considered complete:
- Medical school transcript
- Curriculum vitae
- Copy of medical school diploma (if graduated)
- Date of graduation --no requirement, but prefer within the past 3 years and must be accompanied by documentation of all activities since date of medical school graduation.
- Three letters of recommendation
- Copies of USMLE/COMPLEX scores.
- Preference is given to candidates who have passed the USMLE/COMPLEX Step 1 and Step 2 exams on the first attempt.
- No minimum scores required. Candidates with higher scores will be more competitive for the residency.
- Personal statement
The Selection Committee reviews the full ERAS application, focusing on the curriculum vitae (CV), three reference letters, personal statement, USMLE/COMPLEX scores and Medical School Performance Evaluation.
- Applicants must meet one of the following to be eligible for appointment:
- Graduate from a medical school in the United States or Canada, accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
- Graduate from a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States, accredited by the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (AOACOCA)
- Graduate from a medical school outside of the United States or Canada, and meeting one of the following additional qualifications:
- Holding a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) prior to appointment, or
- Holding a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States
licensing jurisdiction in North Dakota.
- Note: Graduates of medical schools disapproved by the North Dakota Board of Medical Examiners will not be considered.
- We sponsor ONLY J-1 visas; we do not sponsor H-1 visas.
- All applicants must be fluent in written and spoken English.
- Clinical experience or formal professional/graduate education in the U.S. is strongly preferred but not required.
If your application meets the UND Neurology Residency criteria, then you will be considered for an interview. Selected candidates will be notified by email through our recruitment system (Thalamus) with an invitation to choose their interview day from our available dates. With the advent of COVID, all interviews will be conducted remotely through an online system (Zoom). There will be no in-person option for interviews. On the interview day, candidates will be given a virtual welcome and overview of the program; interview with the program director, associate program director and faculty; and will have the opportunity to meet residents within the Sanford Health system.