Dear neurology applicants: Thank you for your interest in our program. We are hopeful you are remaining healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. We recognize the impact the pandemic has had on away rotations and obtaining letters of recommendation, as well as the cancellation of USMLE Step 2 testing. We strive to approach this application cycle with a focus on holistic evaluation of the applicant, using all available resources instead of finite cut offs.
Ideal Residency applicants:
Candidates must have passed all the USMLE steps including CS (if you have taken it prior to the Step 2 CS postponement) on the 1st attempt. An ideal candidate would receive USMLE scores above 210 on Step 1 and 230 on Step 2, however we will consider all passing scores in the application review process.
Only IMGs with status in the U.S. will be considered. ECFMG certificate is not required to interview, but ideally is on file when rank list is submitted. We acknowledge the process and timeline for ECFMG certification is different this year and will evaluate each application on their merits as long as they have applied for certification. J-1 visa sponsorship is available
Ideally, IMGs should have at least 1 year of clinical experience in the U.S. with 3 months of Neurology, and at least one LOR from a supervising U.S. Neurologist. However as opportunities for US experience have been limited due to COVID 19, we are asking for letters of recommendation that can accurately describe an applicant's clinical acumen if no US rotations have been completed. Good command of English language required
An ideal candidate has graduated from medical school within the last five years but this can be considered on an individual basis if all other criteria are met and the candidate is exceptional.
Applications to our program will be accepted and reviewed starting October 2, 2020. The deadline for accepting all applications to our program is December 31, 2020. We begin interviews in November 2020 and end in late January 2021. Secondary to the global pandemic, all interviews will be conducted online.
Our interviews are on Mondays and applicants are encouraged to meet our residents for a casual online gathering the Sunday evening prior. The interview day begins around 930 am CST and will end by 3 pm CST.
We do not offer pre-match positions, observerships, or externships.
Applications for positions in the following programs are accepted through ERAS only:
Neurology Program Coordinator
Tulane University Health Sciences Center
Department of Neurology
1430 Tulane Avenue, #8065
New Orleans, LA 70112