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Department of

Neurology & Rehabilitation Medicine 

How to Apply

Please click here to view the video our residents created to welcome the 2020 Matched UC Neurology Residents!

Current PGY-2 classCandidates 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