Neurology

Adult Neurology Residency Program
Department of Neurology
MSC10 5620
Health Sciences Center
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Administrative Office
Phone: (505) 272-3342
Fax: (505) 272-6692
HSC-Neurology@salud.unm.edu


Residency Director
Amanda Deligtisch, MD

Residency Coordinator
Sylvia Henrard
SHenrard@salud.unm.edu

Adult Neurology Residency – Information for Applicants:

Applications: The program only accepts applications through ERAS.

Thank you for your interest in our Neurology Residency Training Program at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. For best consideration, you should apply by October 1.

Neurology and Internal Medicine residency training programs work closely together to select candidates for the preliminary year of Internal Medicine training required prior to the three year Neurology residency program, totaling four years for residency training. Names of applicants for the Internal Medicine positions are submitted in the same order as the names of applicants for Neurology positions in the rank list to optimize the opportunities for our applicants who want to do all 4 years of training at UNM.

Available Positions:

We have four openings for the PGY II level beginning July 1st of any given year. We also have four preliminary positions in the Department of Internal Medicine each year. You must apply to the Internal Medicine Neurology Preliminary position (Code 1962140P1) separately. We are obligated to go through the NMRP and you must be signed up with them. We begin reviewing applications at the beginning of September and start interviews around the end of October or beginning of November, continuing until the end of December or beginning of January.
Information for Applicants:

  • The applicant must have graduated from an accredited medical school within three years of application or is in a US postgraduate training program.
  • The applicant must have an excellent documented command of the English language.
  • The applicant must have the appropriate physical and mental health to be responsible for patients in a rigorous training environment.
  • The applicant must not have had significant academic difficulty during his/her undergraduate medical education; for example, failing or marginal grades in a significant portion of the curriculum or a failure to pass USMLE, Parts I and II. Although there is no cut off, minimum USMLE score of 210 on both Step I and II to be competitive with our usual applicant pool.
  • If the applicant will not or has not graduated from an ACGME accredited institution, he/she needs to have demonstrated that he/she has performed significant and supervised clinical work in the United States preferably in an academic setting, i.e., need to have at least one year’s training in a supervised setting in the United States.
  • The applicant must be a US citizen, possess a green card or possess a J-1 Visa prior to initiation of training. Our institution does not sponsor H-1 Visas.
  • Must apply via ERAS. No pre-match positions.
  • ECFMG certification before issuance of training license.

Materials Required:

  • Dean’s letter (MSPE)
  • Internal Medicine Chain’s letter (maybe written by a Chair’s designee)
  • At least two additional letters of reference and recommendation
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Personal Statement
  • USMLE Scores

Interview Process:

Apply through ERAS. Once we have received the application through ERAS, we will send you an e-mail through ERAS to let you know whether or not you've been invited to interview with our program. We conduct interviews on Fridays, arrival 7:30 am, finishing at 2:00 pm. We hope that interviewing applicants are available for social activities the evening prior to the interview as our guest. Thank you again, for your interest in our program.