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Application Process

We encourage you to apply for the next available neurology positions (PGY-2) which will begin July 1, 2015 and will be included in the 2014 NRMP Match for Neurology.  Applications for these positions must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) by October 15, 2013.  Applications submitted to ERAS after that date may not be accepted or reviewed.

Adult Neurology Residency training requires a preliminary year of Internal Medicine in addition to the three years of neurology training.
Applications for the preliminary year in Internal Medicine must also be independently submitted through ERAS, regardless of requesting to match through either the advanced or categorical tracks of the NRMP.


  • Advanced: This 3 year (PGY 2-4) training experience (the NRMP “advanced” track) is the most common way applicants apply to the Johns Hopkins Neurology Residency Program.  Selecting this track in the NRMP represents an application to the Johns Hopkins Neurology Residency only.  If applicants also wish to complete a preliminary year at Johns Hopkins, we encourage applicants to also apply independently to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Internal Medicine preliminary program and/or the Johns Hopkins Hospital Osler preliminary program through ERAS.  We have a close relationship with both these programs.  Both are exceptional and provide the highest level of medical training.  Each program is unique in its patient population and focus, creating two very different environments,
  • Categorical: This 4 year (PGY 1-4) training track includes the 3 year neurology training program linked to a preliminary internal medicine year within The Johns Hopkins Bayview Internal Medicine program.  Applicants must still apply separately for the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center preliminary program through ERAS to be considered.  The number of categorical spots varies between 1-3 peer year at the discretion of the Internal Medicine Program Director.  There is no Categorical option  available for the Johns Hopkins Hospital Osler Internal Medicine program.  However, both the Osler and Bayview Programs value our residents and typically rate them highly.  We work closely together throughout the process.  Though there are no guaranteed spots, an average of 2-3 Neurology residents match in each of these extremely competitive programs per year.

We realize that the ERAS application is somewhat confusing.  You are given 4 options from which to choose when applying: 
ERAS NRO Screenshot
Choose ONLY the Advanced option if you wish to apply for our Neurology Residency program, but plan on doing your preliminary Internal Medicine year elsewhere.
Choose BOTH the Advanced and Categorical options if you would like to be considered for Neurology Residency AND a preliminary year at The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Osler) and /or The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

You should also check the box(es) indicating whether you plan to apply to the Osler and /or Bayview preliminary programs (Plus Preliminary Bayview; Plus Preliminary JHH); however, this does eliminate the separate Internal Medicine application process.  We recommend all applicants interested in applying for the Categorical track should select all 4 options.    In all cases, you still must separately apply for your PGY1 preliminary year.  We hope that you will consider both the Osler and Bayview programs when doing so. 


  • ERAS applications will be reviewed by our residency selection committee and we will begin contacting prospective candidates regarding interviews by mid-October.   Around this time, we strongly urge you to check daily both e-mail and voice mail for messages regarding interviews.  Our preferred method of communication will be e-mail.
  • Our interview dates are as follows:
            Thursday, November 14, 2013
            Thursday, November 21, 2013
            Thursday, December 05, 2013
            Thursday, December 12, 2013
  • We will provide a one (1) accommodation in a nearby hotel the night prior to the interview.  We encourage arrival by mid-afternoon the day before (Wednesday) as the current residents host a dinner party Wednesday evening to introduce you to the program.  A full day program on Thursday will include information sessions, tours of the hospital, meetings with faculty and residents, and a reception at the end of the day for informal conversations.  We understand that travel arrangements may make attendance at the Wednesday evening event difficult and thus your attendance is not required, however we encourage your participation as it is usually a fun way to relax with our current residents and ask questions in a casual environment.
  • If you are selected to interview for the Hopkins Neurology Residency program, we can also assist in making arrangements for you to interview for your preliminary year in our Internal Medicine programs.
    ~The interview dates for The Johns Hopkins Bayview Internal Medicine Residency are:
       (Mon, Tues, & Wed)
       November:  4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27
       December:  2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18
    ~The interview dates for The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Osler) Internal Medicine Residency
       November:  13, 15, 18, 20, 22
       December:  4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18
       January:  6, 8, 10, 13


  • We realize that navigating the residency application process can be a daunting process and we recognize that tremendous energy and planning is required to attend multiple interviews both in the Neurology and Internal Medicine programs.  We would like to assist you as much as possible, so please do not hesitate to call us with any questions.  Also please refer to the frequently asked questions (FAQs) page for answers to some common queries.  For other questions, please contact:

    Ms. Sandy Vieyra
    Medical Training Program Administrator
    Adult and Pediatric Neurology Residency Programs
    The Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center, Room 5065
    601 N. Caroline Street
    Baltimore, MD  21287
    (t) 410-502-0817
    (f) 410-614-1302

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