How to Apply
View the video our residents created to welcome the 2020 Matched UC Neurology Residents!
Candidates must have graduated from an approved American medical or osteopathic school or hold permanent certification by the Qualification Board of the Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
Our department utilizes the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). All applicants are required to apply through ERAS. Please visit the ERAS website to obtain information on submission and minimum criteria.
We do not have a strict deadline for applications, but candidates are encouraged to apply before mid-October. Our program typically receives more than 800 applications per year and only selects 96 for interviews.
Since our program is categorical, residents who match with our program will automatically be granted preliminary positions in UC's internal medicine department. If you are invited for a UC neurology interview, you will receive more information about this arrangement during your interview day.
Our program traditionally has group interview dates in October, November, December and possibly January. The interview includes one paid night stay at an on-campus hotel, dinner the evening before with current residents, general information sessions in the morning, challenging case conferences during lunch with residents and faculty and interviews in the afternoons. With the advent of COVID, our residency program will be exclusively having virtual interviewing for the 2021 Match in the months of November and December. This will include the normal Monday as well as an evening session with our residents the night before.
Our department proudly accepts osteopathic physicians (DOs) and uses COMLEX scores equally to USMLE scores.
The neurology and rehabilitation medicine department does accept international medical graduates (IMGs), but only sponsors J1 Visas. Ideally, IMG applicants should have ECFMG certification before applying to our program, but we understand that students in their last year of medical school will not have their certifications before applying in the match.
Our program does not require U.S. clinical experience.
We do not have a strict cutoff date for completion of medical school, but ideally would like applicants to be within a few years of receiving their diplomas before consideration of interview. Clinical experiences and research experiences will be considered.
The UC neurology department takes all information into account when considering resident candidates including medical school grades, USMLE scores, letters of recommendation, research performance, extracurricular activities, etc. Our current group of residents has an average USMLE score of 224.
Starting with the 2019 match, our program offers eight positions per year.
We are very proud of our UC Neurology Residency graduates! Below is a list of residency graduates from the past 10 years with their career paths...
|2020||Emerlee Andersen, MD||Behavioral Neurology Fellowship, Mayo Clinic Rochester|
|2020||Forrest Foster, MD||Behavioral Neurology & Neuro-Psychiatry fellowship, University of Cincinnati|
|2020||Jonathan "Andrew" Hartshorn, MD||Epilepsy Fellowship, Vanderbilt University|
|2020||Jacqueline Janecek, MD||Neuromuscular Diseases Fellowship, University of Michigan|
|2020||Jack Shen, MD||Movement Disorders Fellowship, University of Cincinnati|
|2020||Stefanie Wolf, MD||Clinical Neurophysiology/Neuromuscular Fellowship, Ohio State University|
|2020||Chelsea Zale, DO||Neuromuscular Diseases Fellowship, University of Rochester|
|2019||Long Davalos, MD||Neuromuscular Diseases Fellowship, University of Michigan|
|2019||Stephanie Ritter, MD||Sleep Medicine Fellowship, Stanford University|
|2019||Matthew Smith, MD||Neurocritical Care Fellowship, University of Cincinnati|
|2019||Robert Stanton, MD||Vascular Neurology Fellowship, University of Cincinnati|
|2019||Ashby "Clay" Turner, MD||Vascular Neurology Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital|
|2019||Carson Van Sanford, MD||Vascular Neurology Fellowship, University of Washington|
|2019||Brandon Waters, MD||Clinical Neurophysiology/Epilepsy Fellowship, Columbia University|
|2018||Natalya Belotserkovskaya, MD||Demyelinating Disease-Neuroimmunology Fellowship, University of Cincinnati|
|2018||Justin Goranovich, MD||Neuro-Oncology Fellowship, University of Colorado|
|2018||Margaret Huynh, DO||Neurocritical Care Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania|
|2018||John Melchert, MD||Clinical Neurophysiology/Epilepsy Fellowship, Indiana University|
|2018||Luis Miguel Situ, MD||Movement Disorders Fellowship, University of Cincinnati|
|2018||Eileen Vallin, MD||Neurocritical Care Fellowship, Henry Ford Hospital|
|2017||Soo Young Kwon, MD||Vascular Neurology Fellowship, Stanford University|
|2017||Justin Forrest Lowe, MD||Vascular Neurology Fellowship, Medical University of South Carolina|
|2017||Ahmed Obeidat, MD, PhD||Demyelinating Disease-Neuroimmunology Fellowship, University of Cincinnati|
|2017||Stephanie Roller Callow, MD||Epilepsy Fellowship, University of Cincinnati|
|2017||Russell Sawyer, MD||Behavioral Neurology & Neuro-Psychiatry fellowship, University of Cincinnati|
|2017||Peter Wrigley, MD||Epilepsy Fellowship, Stanford University|
|2016||Garima Agrawal, MD||Epilepsy Fellowship, Vanderbilt University|
|2016||Nassima Baba-Ahmed, MD||Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship, University of Cincinnati|
|2016||Graham Garrison, MD||Neuro-Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital|
|2016||Joshua Martin, MD||Epilepsy Fellowship, University of Cincinnati|
|2016||Joao Mc-O'Neil Plancher, MD||Neurocritical Care Fellowship, Emory University|
|2016||Shannon Seals, MD||Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship, Oregon Health Science University|
|2015||Ikjae Lee, MD||Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship, University of Cincinnati|
|2015||Nazanin Majd, MD, PhD||Faculty, University of Cincinnati|
|2015||Jessica Parker, MD||Headache Fellowship, Cincinnati Children's Hospital/University of Cincinnati|
|2015||Daniel Smith, MD||Neuro-Infectious Disease/Neuro-Immunology Fellowship, University of Colorado|
|2015||Jennifer Vaughan, MD||Movement Disorders Fellowship, University of Cincinnati|
|2015||Julia Zhu, MD||Neuromuscular Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic|
|2014||Michelle Bowman, MD||Multiple Sclerosis/Neuro-immunology fellowship, Ohio State University|
|2014||Elizabeth Neil, MD||Neuro-Oncology Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center|
|2014||Sam Saha, MD||Hospitalist, Carolinas Medical Center|
|2014||Jaimin Shah, MD||Clinical Neurophysiology/Neuromuscular Fellowship, Emory University|
|2014||Anumeha Sharma, MD||Clinical Neurophysiology/Epilepsy, University of Cincinnati|
|2014||Haopeng Zheng, MD||Hospitalist, Mercy Medical Center|
|2013||Patricia Colapietro, MD||Faculty, University of Cincinnati|
|2013||Ogonna Iwuora, MD||Neurophysiology Fellowship, Emory University|
|2013||Neil Jhamb, MD||Neurohospitalist, Baptist Hospital|
|2013||Kenneth Munnerlyn, MD||Neurohospitalist, Northwest Community Health|
|2013||Blake Smith, MD||Vascular Neurology Fellowship, University of Cincinnati|
|2012||David Clark, MD||Clinical Neurophysiology/Neuromuscular Fellowship, University of Cincinnati|
|2012||Aanchal Jain, MD||Faculty, University of Cincinnati|
|2012||Ravinda Samaraweera, MD||Clinical Neurophysiology/Epilepsy, University of Cincinnati|
|2012||Linda Steinbaugh, MD||Private Practice, Fairfield Medical Center|
|2011||Richard Curry, MD||Neuro-Oncology Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center|
|2011||Felipe de los Rios La Rosa, MD||Vascular Neurology Fellowship, University of Cincinnati|
|2011||Simona Ferioli, MD||Vascular Neurology and Neurocritical Care Fellowships, University of Cincinnati|
|2011||Sebastian Pollandt, MD||Neurocritical Care/Epilepsy Fellowship, University of Cincinnati|