Instructions for Applicants

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Neurology resident applicants should apply through the ERAS/AAMC Match Service. You can find the relevant information on the ERAS® (Electronic Residency Application Service) for Applicantsexternal link webpage.

A complete application consists of:

  • Current Photograph (required)
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcript
  • USMLE or COMLEX Scores
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Clinical experience

All ERAS applications are reviewed and invitations are extended to those selected via e-mail.

Please note that though our program is listed as an advanced program, applicants who match with our program are guaranteed their PGY-1 pre-lim year.  There is no need to apply to the pre-lim program.  Further information is provided to those candidates who are invited to an interview.

Candidate Requirements

  1. Candidates must have passed the USMLE Step 1, Step 2 (CK) and Step 2 (CS) on the first attempt. You may submit your application without your Step 2 (CS) score, however you must have your score and valid ECFMG certificate by January 30. We highly prefer scores of 230 or above. Lower scores are accepted depending upon the overall qualifications of the candidate.
  2. Graduation from Medical School should be within the last three (3) years. If not, you must have worked as a physician in a clinical setting for at least 2 years in the last 5 years.
  3. Candidates with multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals are strongly considered.
  4. Candidates with US clinical experience are preferred.

All residents will be required to pass a criminal background check before they are allowed to start work at the University.


We offer J1 Visa only. Please do not submit an application to our program if you require an H Visa.

Observerships and Externships

The Neurology Program does not offer observerships or externships.

Post-match positions are usually not available.

Contact Us

Department of Neurology

855 Monroe Ave, Suite 415
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: (901) 448-6199
Fax: (901) 448-7440

Andrei V. Alexandrov, MD
Department of Neurology
Semmes-Murphey Professor

Marc Malkoff, MD
Residency Training Program Director

Paula Odom
Adult Neurology Residency
Training Coordinator
Phone: (901) 448-6661
Fax: (901) 448-7440