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View the video our residents created to welcome the 2020 Matched UC Neurology Residents!

Current PGY-2 class

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...

YearNameCareer Path
2020Emerlee Andersen, MDBehavioral Neurology Fellowship, Mayo Clinic Rochester
2020Forrest Foster, MDBehavioral Neurology & Neuro-Psychiatry fellowship, University of Cincinnati
2020Jonathan "Andrew" Hartshorn, MDEpilepsy Fellowship, Vanderbilt University
2020Jacqueline Janecek, MDNeuromuscular Diseases Fellowship, University of Michigan
2020Jack Shen, MDMovement Disorders Fellowship, University of Cincinnati
2020Stefanie Wolf, MDClinical Neurophysiology/Neuromuscular Fellowship, Ohio State University
2020Chelsea Zale, DONeuromuscular Diseases Fellowship, University of Rochester
2019Long Davalos, MDNeuromuscular Diseases Fellowship, University of Michigan
2019Stephanie Ritter, MDSleep Medicine Fellowship, Stanford University
2019Matthew Smith, MDNeurocritical Care Fellowship, University of Cincinnati
2019Robert Stanton, MDVascular Neurology Fellowship, University of Cincinnati
2019Ashby "Clay" Turner, MDVascular Neurology Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
2019Carson Van Sanford, MDVascular Neurology Fellowship, University of Washington
2019Brandon Waters, MDClinical Neurophysiology/Epilepsy Fellowship, Columbia University
2018Natalya Belotserkovskaya, MDDemyelinating Disease-Neuroimmunology Fellowship, University of Cincinnati
2018Justin Goranovich, MDNeuro-Oncology Fellowship, University of Colorado
2018Margaret Huynh, DONeurocritical Care Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
2018John Melchert, MDClinical Neurophysiology/Epilepsy Fellowship, Indiana University
2018Luis Miguel Situ, MDMovement Disorders Fellowship, University of Cincinnati
2018Eileen Vallin, MDNeurocritical Care Fellowship, Henry Ford Hospital
2017Soo Young Kwon, MDVascular Neurology Fellowship, Stanford University
2017Justin Forrest Lowe, MDVascular Neurology Fellowship, Medical University of South Carolina
2017Ahmed Obeidat, MD, PhDDemyelinating Disease-Neuroimmunology Fellowship, University of Cincinnati
2017Stephanie Roller Callow, MDEpilepsy Fellowship, University of Cincinnati
2017Russell Sawyer, MDBehavioral Neurology & Neuro-Psychiatry fellowship, University of Cincinnati
2017Peter Wrigley, MDEpilepsy Fellowship, Stanford University
2016Garima Agrawal, MDEpilepsy Fellowship, Vanderbilt University
2016Nassima Baba-Ahmed, MDNeuromuscular Medicine Fellowship, University of Cincinnati
2016Graham Garrison, MDNeuro-Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
2016Joshua Martin, MDEpilepsy Fellowship, University of Cincinnati
2016Joao Mc-O'Neil Plancher, MDNeurocritical Care Fellowship, Emory University
2016Shannon Seals, MDMultiple Sclerosis Fellowship, Oregon Health Science University
2015Ikjae Lee, MDNeuromuscular Medicine Fellowship, University of Cincinnati
2015Nazanin Majd, MD, PhDFaculty, University of Cincinnati
2015Jessica Parker, MDHeadache Fellowship, Cincinnati Children's Hospital/University of Cincinnati
2015Daniel Smith, MDNeuro-Infectious Disease/Neuro-Immunology Fellowship, University of Colorado
2015Jennifer Vaughan, MDMovement Disorders Fellowship, University of Cincinnati
2015Julia Zhu, MDNeuromuscular Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic
2014Michelle Bowman, MDMultiple Sclerosis/Neuro-immunology fellowship, Ohio State University
2014Elizabeth Neil, MDNeuro-Oncology Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
2014Sam Saha, MDHospitalist, Carolinas Medical Center
2014Jaimin Shah, MDClinical Neurophysiology/Neuromuscular Fellowship, Emory University
2014Anumeha Sharma, MDClinical Neurophysiology/Epilepsy, University of Cincinnati
2014Haopeng Zheng, MDHospitalist, Mercy Medical Center
2013Patricia Colapietro, MDFaculty, University of Cincinnati
2013Ogonna Iwuora, MDNeurophysiology Fellowship, Emory University
2013Neil Jhamb, MDNeurohospitalist, Baptist Hospital
2013Kenneth Munnerlyn, MDNeurohospitalist, Northwest Community Health
2013Blake Smith, MDVascular Neurology Fellowship, University of Cincinnati
2012David Clark, MDClinical Neurophysiology/Neuromuscular Fellowship, University of Cincinnati
2012Aanchal Jain, MDFaculty, University of Cincinnati
2012Ravinda Samaraweera, MDClinical Neurophysiology/Epilepsy, University of Cincinnati
2012Linda Steinbaugh, MDPrivate Practice, Fairfield Medical Center
2011Richard Curry, MDNeuro-Oncology Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
2011Felipe de los Rios La Rosa, MDVascular Neurology Fellowship, University of Cincinnati
2011Simona Ferioli, MDVascular Neurology and Neurocritical Care Fellowships, University of Cincinnati
2011Sebastian Pollandt, MDNeurocritical Care/Epilepsy Fellowship, University of Cincinnati
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