department of neurology
The program receives approximately 300 inquiries each year, and approximately 50 candidates are interviewed for four positions. In order to apply to the program, candidates must meet the minimum requirements for eligibility as established by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Applicants must be graduates of a medical school in the United States or Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or American Osteopathic Association. Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada must hold an immigrant, J1 or H1B visa and must hold a current, valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates having successfully completed the USMLE, Steps I and II.
We are very proud of the accomplishments of the faculty and residents in the Department of Neurology and are of the opinion that we are able to provide superior training in clinical neurology during the residency. The curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for both careers in clinical neurology and in academic medicine, depending on their interests.
The decision for interviews and selection of candidates are based solely on academic qualifications without regard to age, sex, race, religion, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, or sexual preference.
To apply for the residency, please apply through the Neurology Residency Matching Program. You may contact them at www.aamc.org. There are no special requirements for foreign medical graduates. The deadline to apply to our program through ERAS is November 19, 2009.
Temple University Neurology does not require any previous U.S. clinical experience and sponsors both H and J type visas. Although our program does not have any USMLE score requirements, scores of at least 85 on each Step are recommended in order to make your application competitive with other applicants.
Department of Neurology
Temple University School of Medicine
3401 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Lee Shirley, Administrative Coordinator