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
Carlos Abeyta, MBA
iabeyta@salud.unm.edu

Adult Neurology Residency – Information for Applicants:

Applications: The program only accepts applications through ERAS.

Note: The Departments of Neurology and Internal Medicine are a combined categorical code with ERAS and NRMP. Applicants should apply to code number 1962180C0.

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.

We have five openings for the PGY I level beginning July 1st of any given year. Adult Neurology residents that match will spend their first year of residency in the Department of Internal Medicine, followed by three years of residency in the Department of Neurology. 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. Applicants may begin building their profile and uploading documents into ERAS beginning in June of any given year. Applicants may begin applying to programs beginning early September for the current season. We will review applications through the first week in January.

Additional 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 scores of 200 on both Step I and II are needed to be competitive with our 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, ideally for one year.
  • 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 letter of recommendation, from Chair or other academic faculty
  • Two or more additional letters of recommendation, preferably at least one from a neurologist
  • 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 a.m., finishing at 2:00 p.m. 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.