Special Training Opportunities
The UCLA Department of Neurology Residency Program accepts applicants through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) only. Positions will be matched utilizing the NRMP.
The Electronic Residency Application Service transmits residency applications, letters of recommendation, MSPEs, transcripts, and other supporting credentials from applicants and medical schools to fellowship, osteopathic internship, and residency programs using the internet. Please apply to Neurology Residency through ERAS
How many positions do you have each year?
We typically match 9 positions every year.
Do you accept International Medical Graduates (IMG) into your program?
Yes. Highly qualified IMG are encouraged to apply and we have IMG in our program. (IMG must possess ECFMG Certificate and J-1 VISA, no exceptions.)
How are USMLE scores used in your review process, and is there a minimum cutoff score?
USMLE scores are reviewed as part of the application process on a whole. There is no minimum cutoff score.
How many applicants are interviewed?
Approximately 65 per season.
How many letters of recommendations do you require?
Three to four letters are recommended.
Does UCLA have a preliminary or PGY1 program?
Yes, starting in the academic year of 2019 – 2020, has 2 one-year positions in the Preliminary Medicine/Neurology track. These positions are reserved for applicants who match into UCLA’s neurology residency program. Applicants to our program can also apply for this preliminary position (PGY-1 / NRMP Code 1956140P1). Applicants do NOT require a separate application or interview to this preliminary position. Please see the neurology applicant brochure for more details.
NRMP Ranking: To rank our program, first rank us for Neurology (PGY-2-4 / NRMP Code 1800521012), then rank us for Preliminary Medicine/Neurology (PGY-1 / NRMP Code 1956140P1).
In addition to the UCLA preliminary program, there are several other PGY1/preliminary programs in the near area which many of our current residents have attended (Olive-View UCLA, Harbor UCLA, UCI, Cedars Sinai, etc).
UCLA Department of Neurology
Education Office Staff