Visiting Scholars' Program

1. What is the Visiting Scholars' Program?

The Department of Neurological Sciences has established a preceptorship program to provide international physicians with an individually-designed experience to enhance their knowledge in specific subspecialty practice areas.  This is a non-clinical experience that does not involve direct patient care. Applications are currently being accepted. Please see the attached brochure for more details.

2. Who is eligible to participate?

This program is designed for fully-trained international neurologists in active practice who are interested in gaining information about cutting-edge neurology practices, current guidelines in their area(s) of interest, and the administrative aspects of establishing and managing a subspecialty neurology practice.  International neurology residents and fellows who are nearing graduation from a residency/fellowship program in their home country and who are interested in obtaining exposure to a particular subspecialty may also be considered for this experience.  We regret that this experience is not suitable for students who have not yet begun residency.

3. How long is the program?

Preceptorships can be arranged for one to three months, depending on the applicant's individual interests.

4. What areas are covered?

Applicants can request exposure to the following areas.  Availability may vary, depending upon our faculty's other commitments.

5. How can I apply?

If you are interested in applying to the Visiting Scholar Program, please complete a pre-screening application
If you are accepted and a time frame is agreed upon, you will then be asked to complete the following documents and email them to

  1. Visiting Scholars Application
  2. CV (Resume)
  3. Expectations Agreement
  4. A personal statement outlining your background, objectives, and goals
  5. Two letters of recommendation from faculty who have trained or worked with you
  6. A letter of support from your home institution
  7. Medical School Transcripts
  8. Immunization Form
  9. Medical Staff Form
  10. Visiting Scholars Supporting Documents Checklist

Applicants are responsible for securing their own visa, transport, travel medical insurance, and housing. Program fees are prepaid upon acceptance. Estimated program cost is $2,500 for each month of rotation and depends on the program duration and structure.

Please note that participation in the Visiting Scholars’ Program does not guarantee an interview with the UNMC Neurology Residency Program.  Visiting scholars are welcome to submit applications to the residency program via ERAS.  All residency program applications are reviewed by the program director and key program faculty, and candidates are chosen using objective criteria based on their medical school performance, USMLE exam scores, and letters of recommendation, which may include a letter from the Visiting Scholars’ Program.