How to Apply

We seek applicants who have excelled and have consistently demonstrated enthusiasm and commitment in their endeavors.

Our program is composed of people who take on challenges. For some applicants, challenge comes from their own life, and consists of supporting themselves, their family, or their community. Other applicants have found new endeavors to challenge themselves. In your personal statement, please let us know about these experiences that have shaped you.

The University of Pennsylvania is committed to the principles of inclusion and diversity. We provide a welcoming and affirming environment for our LGBTQI patients and trainees. Our program and our department will be most effective when our own diversity reflects that of the patients we serve. We invite applications from people who have traditionally been under-represented in medicine, and especially from Black applicants, for whom this under-representation is pronounced.

We value diverse experiences and interests, including basic, clinical, or translational research, global health/healthcare disparities, medical education, patient safety and quality improvement.  Every application is evaluated as a whole, including grades, activities, and letters of recommendation.

Application Requirements

Standard ERAS application requirements:
  • Personal statement and CV
  • Medical school performance evaluation (Dean's letter) & Medical School Transcript
  • Photograph
  • USMLE Step I score (a passing score on the first attempt required)
  • Three letters of recommendation (a fourth letter from Internal Medicine or Department Chair will also be considered)
Foreign medical graduates:
  • Valid ECFMG certificate 
  • Must successfully pass the ECFMG Clinical Skills Assessment test (CSA) 
  • Recent U.S. clinical experience (at least 3 months experience within the past 2 years)
  • We will support either J1 or H1B visas

Submitting your application

Applications are accepted via the AAMC ERAS system.

Our program ACGME ID is 1804121102.

We have fourteen adult neurology residency positions. There are two options available. We encourage all applicants to apply for both positions.

  • Four-year program (Categorical: 10 positions NRMP 1628180C0): matched applicants complete a preliminary internship in the Department of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) followed by three years of neurology residency at HUP.
    • There is no separate interview process or application for the preliminary internship at HUP
  • Three-year program (Advanced: 4 positions NRMP 1628180A0): matched applicants complete a preliminary internship at a hospital of their choosing, followed by three years of neurology residency at HUP. 

Interview selection

All applications are reviewed by the Program Director. Interviews are offered starting in October. Interviews will be scheduled during October, November, December, and January. See the Planning Your Interview Visit page for more information. 

For further questions or requests about your application, please contact Vanna Hing:

Telephone: (215) 662-3370


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Contact Information

Department of Neurology
3 Gates, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Frances E. Jensen, MD, FACP
Chair of Neurology

Raymond S. Price, MD
Program Director

Vanna Hing, Residency Coordinator
Telephone: (215) 662-3370