The Neurology residency program uses both objective and subjective criteria to select applicants.  Although USMLE scores do form a component of the selection process, we do not consider it to be the only or the most important factor and take the entire application and interview in account.

The application process meets all requirements of the Equal Employment Opportunity and the Americans with Disability Acts and does not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability or veteran’s status.

We support both H1b and J1 VISA.

Applications – How to Apply

Applications from eligible candidates are accepted exclusively through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Only applications that are submitted online are reviewed and considered.

We offer 4 categorical positions every year. Candidates matching with us for our Categorical Track (PGY2-4) are guaranteed PGY1 position at UAMS. A separate application to Internal Medicine is NOT required for Categorical Track.

ACGME program code: 1800421007

The applicant must meet one of the following qualifications:

    • Graduate from a medical school in the United States or Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
    • Graduate from a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States or Canada accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
    • Graduate from a medical school outside the United States who has completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school
    • A graduate who holds a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a US licensing jurisdiction
    • Graduate of a medical school outside the United States or Canada with the following qualifications:
        • Graduate of a medical school in the United States or Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
        • A currently valid certificate from the Education Committee for Foreign Medical  Graduates (ECFMG)
        • Be eligible to receive a license in the State of Arkansas in compliance with Arkansas State Medical Board regulations
        • The ability to reside continuously in the U.S. for the length of training
    • Graduate of a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States or Canada accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
    • Graduate of medical school outside the United States who has completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school
    • Be eligible to receive a license in the State of Arkansas in compliance with Arkansas State Medical Board regulations

Selection Process

Applications are downloaded from ERAS and reviewed for eligibility and completion by the program coordinator. The following information must be received before the application will be considered and before an applicant is invited for an interview:

  • Application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE scores
  • 3 Letters of recommendation
  • Dean’s letter or MSPQ
  • Personal statement

Once an applicant has been found to meet minimal selection criteria, the program coordinator contacts him/her by e-mail or telephone to schedule an interview.

Interview

For the 2020-2021 interview season all interviews will be virtual.  To accommodate the expected increase in applications our program will be increasing the number of interview dates and interviews we conduct.  Generally applicants will meet with 5 to 7 faculty for 15 minutes each on a weekday morning US Central Standard Time.  As this is a new process for all of us we will monitor and adjust as needed.  We plan for the day to begin with an introduction and presentation, then progress through interviews in breakout rooms.  (A schedule will be provided close to interview day for those chosen.)  At this time we are planning to conclude interview days with a noon resident only session so you can feel free and open to visit with our residents and ask questions with no staff or faculty present.

 

Appointment/Registration

Orientation for the 2021-2022 is scheduled to begin June 16,2021.  Candidates to the residency training program who match through ERAS are required to assume their clinical duties on July 1st. Their appointment in our program cannot be guaranteed should they fail to do so for any reason.