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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I submit materials in addition to what is required by ERAS?
Yes, you can send us any additional materials you wish.You may upload your documents via ERAS and they can be uploaded to your file.
You may send a pdf via email to: svieyra@jhmi.edu

When and how will you notify candidates about interviews?
Our Residency Selection Committee will begin reviewing completed applications in late September, 2017. Candidates selected for interviews will be notified mid-October, 2017 primarily by email until our interview slots are filled. Once our Interview slots are filled, the committee will keep a handful of applications on a waitlist.

Does your program accept International Medical Graduates?
Yes, we do accept IMGs to our program who we feel match the educational, medical, interpersonal, and academic potential of our U.S. based applicants. You must hold a current, valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates(ECFMG). Visa issues are dealt with on a case-by-case basis. As a general rule those candidates with direct patient experience within the previous 3 years are preferred.

Do you have USMLE score requirements
Every application is considered on an individual basis. While there is no minimum score requirement, all applicants must have a passing score on both the USMLE Step I and Step II (CS and CK) in order to be ranked in the Neurology program. There are no specific requirements for foreign medical graduates. However, all IMGs must have been certified by the ECFMG.

Is clinical experience in the United States required?
Adult Neurology Residency training requires, as dictated by the ACGME, one year of broad clinical experience in general internal medicine either during the first year of 48-month program or a year of graduate education accredited by the ACGME or the Royal College oh Physicians and Surgeons of Canada prior to entering a 36-month program.

What is the cut off point since Time of Graduation?
The cut off point since time of graduation is 5 years.

Do you have any specific requirements for Letters of Recommendation?
Three (3) letters of recommendation are required to be submitted with your ERAS application. You may submit additional letters through your ERAS account as well.
You can find all application requirements on the ERAS website at

What visas do you currently sponsor for foreign medical graduates?
Institutional policy requires foreign medical graduates who are non-US Citizens to obtain an ECFMG J-1 Visa.  Exceptions to this are non-US Citizens who are graduates of a US Medical School who may obtain an H1-B visa, and non-US Citizens already holding an H1-B visa.

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