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

Residency Director
Amanda Deligtisch, MD

Residency Coordinator
Sylvia Henrard

Adult Neurology Residency Minimum Qualifications

Thank you for you interest in our Neurology Residency Training Program at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. To be a candidate for application to our program, we require the following:

  1. The applicant must have graduated from an accredited medical school within five years of application or is in a US postgraduate training program.
  2. The applicant must have an excellent documented command of the English language.
  3. The applicant must have the appropriate physical and mental health to be responsible for patients in a rigorous training environment.
  4. 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. Minimum USMLE score of 210 on both Step I and II.
  5. 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.
  6. The applicant must be a US citizen, possess a green card or possess a J-1 Visa prior to initiation of training.

If you meet the above requirements, please 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.

We have four openings for the PGY II level beginning July 1st of any given year. We also have two preliminary positions, with a possibility of four 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.

Neurology and Internal Medicine residency training programs work closely together to select candidates for the year of internal medicine training required for the neurology residency. Names of applicants for the internal medicine positions are submitted in the same order in the rank list to optimize the opportunities for our applicants who want to do all 4 years of training at UNM.