Thank you for your interest in our program. We know you have many options for training, and we appreciate you considering UCLA Neurology. 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 following are the required supporting application materials to the ERAS Common Application Form.
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.
A wide range of housing choices are available within a short commute. Residents are eligible to apply for university-sponsored housing, which includes options for married residents and those with children. All residents receive a $1000/month housing stipend above salary.
A few of the more popular neighborhoods that residents have chosen include Westwood, West LA, Santa Monica, Mar Vista, Culver City, Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. However residents have also chosen to live further away, including in the San Fernando Valley and the South Bay.
How many positions do you have each year?
We 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 100-110 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, we have 9 available positions each year in the Preliminary Medicine/Neurology program offered at two of our locations: Olive View (3) and the VA (6). You may learn more about the Olive View experience here. Neurology preliminary positions are reserved for applicants who match into UCLA's Neurology residency program. If interested in completing your preliminary year with UCLA, please do the following:
Please see the neurology applicant brochure for more details.
Where do residents spend time on their clinical rotations?
Our Block Schedule (PDF) illustrates the clinical rotations by year. The change in the first year schedule now includes significantly more outpatient time than in prior years. This will allow for decompression from inpatient work, focus on the practice of outpatient care and career exploration with subspecialty exposure. The second and third year both include ample elective time along with significant care team leadership development.
UCLA Department of Neurology
Education Office Staff