The Adult Neurology Residency Program at Washington University School of Medicine has been ACGME Accredited for over 40 years. Washington University participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for all adult residency positions. Applications are accepted only through ERAS. A complete application for residency must include:

  • ERAS application
  • Curriculum vitae generated through ERAS
  • Medical school transcript
  • Dean’s letter (MSPE)
  • At least three letters of recommendation
  • USMLE Results (Step 1 needed to apply, Step 2 to start)
  • Personal statement

Personal interviews are required for each candidate in all circumstances. Interview dates are arranged from November through mid-January by invitation. Interviews will be offered to selected candidates after review of their application. Generally, 11 adult and five pediatric residents are accepted each year. Contingent on satisfactory performance, reappointments made annually.

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.

2024 MyERAS application changes

From 2020-2023, the AAMC collaborated with a variety of specialties, programs, medical schools, and advisors to develop the supplemental ERAS application. Based on findings from that work, the AAMC is improving the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for applicants, programs, and medical school users. As we move into the 2023-2024 application cycle, research findings from the successful supplemental ERAS application are being used to update the ERAS platforms—including the MyERAS application.

ERAS will integrate new components into the MyERAS application—including an updated experiences section, geographic preferences for both residency and fellowship applicants, and program signaling for residency applicants. Learn more by reviewing the 2024 ERAS application events and resources.

Residency and fellowship applicants will be able to:

  • Describe their most meaningful experiences.
  • Indicate their geographic preferences.

Programs can use the new content to:

  • Facilitate a more holistic review and improve the overall application screening process.
  • Identify applicants who are genuinely interested in their programs and whose interests and experiences align with their program’s setting, mission, and goals.
2024 changes2023
Up to 10 experiencesUndefined number of experiences
Enables applicants to self-select their top three most meaningful experiences (of up to 10 experiences).Not available
Collects more descriptive information about each experience entry (e.g., position, organization, timeframe, location) as well as frequency of participation options (e.g., one time, daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually).Collected limited descriptive information about each experience entry (e.g., position, organization, timeframe, location).
Allows applicants to better define the experience type (e.g., volunteer, work, professional organization, hobby). This helps programs to easily identify and review specific experiences that align with their mission(s).Not available
Offers additional multiple-entry questions to capture mission-focused characteristics of each experience entry: focus area, key characteristic, and setting (e.g., rural, suburban, urban). This helps programs complete holistic review.Not available
Includes short descriptions focused on critical information for programs: roles, responsibilities, and context for all experiences entries.Undefined experiences description field
Preliminary year in medicine (intern year)

Washington University offers a four-year neurology training program including the necessary internal medicine training mandated for board certification in neurology. A separate “Preliminary Year” application is not necessary.


The Neurology Residency Program is a part of Graduate Medical Education (GME) at Washington University. The GME committee — which also coordinates educational and policy guidelines for all postgraduate education at Washington University assuring that programs fully comply with local, state and federal mandates — reviews guidelines for residency training internally.

Washington University is committed to increasing representation of women and members of minority groups in its residency programs and particularly encourages applications from such candidates. Washington University encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid and employment. The university does not discriminate in access to, or treatment of, or employment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status or disability. Present Department of Defense policy governing ROTC and AFROTC programs discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation; such discrimination is inconsistent with Washington University policy.

Address inquiries about compliance to the University’s Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Washington University, Campus Box 1184, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899 Phone: 314-935-5949.


Applicants must have finished medical school in good standing and be eligible for temporary licensing in the state of Missouri. Rarely are individuals with previous training in neurology considered for appointment to second- or third-year levels if openings exist.

International applicants

Additional requirements for foreign medical graduates include:

  • Graduation from medical school within the past 10 years
  • Current ECFMG certification
  • USMLE Steps 1, 2 CS & 2 CK Scores
Important dates
June 7, 20232024 ERAS season begins at 9 a.m. ET.
September 6, 2023Residency applicants may begin submitting MyERAS® applications to programs at 9 a.m. ET.
September 27, 2023Residency programs may begin reviewing MyERAS applications and MSPEs in the PDWS at 9 a.m. ET.
October 2023 – January 2024Applicant interviews will take place.
November 30, 2023Deadline for applications for the Neurology department at Washington University.
February 1, 2024Applicants and programs may start entering their rank order lists at 12 p.m. (EST)
February 28, 2024Applicants must submit their rank list by 9 p.m. (EST)
March 15, 2024Match Day!
June 21, 2024Preliminary year begins at Washington University School of Medicine
July 1, 2025First year neurology (PGY-2) begins at Washington University School of Medicine
Note: Dates are subject to change; please check NRMP website frequently for updates.
Interview day

Per AAMC and AAN guidelines, our interview sessions during the 2023-2024 application season, will take place via Zoom between late October and mid-January.

Our interview sessions take place over a two-day period, typically on Monday or Tuesday. 

The Monday afternoon session starts with a greeting from our chief residents, Tina Kiguradze, MD and Kristina Rankine, MD followed by an internal medicine overview provided by one of the internal medicine chief residents.  You will then have the opportunity to meet our department Chair Jin-Moo Lee, MD, PhD, and our program director, Peter Kang, MD.  They will provide you with a brief overview of the opportunities available within our program and answer any questions you may have.  Directly following, we provide a Q&A session* where you can chose from various division faculty to learn about their specialties. The day will then end with a virtual social hour, hosted by our chief residents where you will have an opportunity to meet several our residents. 

Early Tuesday morning, we will start the individual applicant interviews.  Drs. Lee and Kang will interview each applicant together for approximately 20 minutes.  In addition, you will interview with two more faculty members individually for approximately 20 minutes each for a total of three interviews.  Residents currently in the program will stop by to visit in our virtual conference room while you are waiting for your interviews. Finally, the chief residents will present a slide show encapsulating the Washington University Neurology Residency Program, our residents and the city of St. Louis. Applicants will receive a personalized itinerary and will have staggered start times to accommodate different time zones.  

If you have a particular area of interest in neurology practice, research or education, please let us know and we will arrange virtual meetings with faculty or residents who share your interest.

* Q&A sessions are offered during every interview session and are open to all applicants.  An electronic sign-up sheet will be provided where applicants can sign up for multiple sessions throughout the interview season. This provides an opportunity for applicants to get to know the many faculty within our department and hopefully answer any questions about a particular interest they may have.