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Application Process

Photo of Mayo Clinic Adult Neurology residents reviewing a brain scan


There are four positions available in the Adult Neurology Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, each year on a competitive basis.

How to apply

You must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). This can be done through your medical school dean's office.

You need to complete the application process by January (18 months before your PGY-2 year). The academic year begins in late June or early July.

  1. To apply to the program, visit the ERAS website. The application requires:

    • Official medical school transcripts
    • Official test transcripts for all applicable examinations — United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC), Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX), National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), Foreign Medical Graduate Examination in the Medical Sciences (FMGEMS), Federation Licensing Examination (FLEX) or National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)
    • A dean's letter and at least three other letters of recommendation
    • A curriculum vitae
    • A personal statement
    • A valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate if you graduated from medical school outside the U.S.
  2. All appointments are made at the first-year level through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Candidates must register through the NRMP website.

    Matching to the specialty program includes the one-year Internal Medicine Preliminary Residency (PGY-1) that is only available for trainees who complete all of their residency training at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida. No appointments are made outside the NRMP. The goal of the one-year Internal Medicine Preliminary Residency is to provide a solid foundation for further training in anesthesiology, dermatology, neurology, radiation oncology and radiology advanced programs. The program is accredited by the ACGME, and residents are included within the ACGME complement of the first year of the Internal Medicine Residency.

    Applicants must register with both ERAS and NRMP to participate in the services of each.

  3. If you are considered for an appointment, you will be asked to visit Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida for an interview with the program director and selected faculty. Interviews are conducted annually from November through mid-January.

    The decision to invite an applicant for a required interview is based on this combination of criteria:

    • USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 (if available) scores using the three-digit score; scores of 200 or higher are encouraged
    • Medical school reputation
    • Medical school transcript
    • Medical school curriculum that encompasses adequate clinical experience
    • Dean's letter and letters of recommendation
    • Research and extracurricular activities
    • Personal statement
    • ECFMG-certified J-1 visas

    The interview process consists of:

    • A detailed review of the program
    • Five faculty interviews and one resident interview
    • A tour of the facilities
    • An evening dinner and open discussion with current residents in the program
  • Dec 11, 2014
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