Frequently Asked Questions

What is your residency program application deadline?
The deadline for applications is October 30th.  However, earlier application is encouraged since applications will not be reviewed once all interview slots are filled.

What is the cutoff point of year since graduation?
There is no cutoff.  If you are not a recent graduate, documentation of recent clinical work and clinical letters of support are recommended.

Does the Department of Neurology offer pre-match?
Pre-match is not offered.

Does UNMC GME offer couples match?
Yes, couples match is an option.

How many residency slots are available?
There are 4 categorical (PGY 1) positions available per year.

How many candidates do you interview?
We will interview approximately 60 candidates.
Applicants on a wait list will be invited to interview if a slot opens.

How will I know if I have been selected for an interview?
Application invitations and rejection letters will be sent through ERAS. 
Every application is individually reviewed, so it is unnecessary to contact the Neurology Education Office for updates.

To be invited for an interview, is it required that I have my Step 2-CS in hand?
International medical graduates should have completed all requirements for ECFMG certifications (including Step 2 CS) to be considered for interview.

What are the USMLE Step 1, 2 CK and 2 CS minimum scores?  Is there an attempt limit?
There is no minimum score; however, a low score & multiple attempts will make the application less competitive.
Last year, the median USMLE Step 1 and 2 scores were 234 and 243; each with one attempt.

Is clinical experience within the United States required?  If yes, how long?
This type of experience is preferable, but not mandatory.

Visas
UNMC supports both H1B and J1 Visas, but are subject to current USCIS rules and regulations.