The Adult Neurology Program Application Process
The Adult Neurology program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and in the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS)sponsored by the American Association of Medical Colleges. In order to maintain equality and best evaluate each individual applicant, all communications are done through ERAS. No direct application mailings are accepted.
The Adult Neurology program is an advanced match with a link to a preliminary position in Internal Medicine for the PGY-1. The applicant must apply for the PGY-1 year in Internal Medicine here at Stony Brook as well as applying to Neurology.
Applicants who match to the Stony Brook Neurology Program are guaranteed a position in the Stony Brook Medicine Preliminary Program.
In order to guarantee a position Stony Brook Internal Medicine, applicants must:
· Apply separately via ERAS to the Stony Brook Medicine Preliminary Program
· Rank the Stony Brook Medicine Preliminary Program in their supplemental lists.
All interviews will be conducted through the Neurology Department. There will be no separate Medicine Interview. If an applicant wish to apply separately to the Stony Brook Medicine Preliminary Program, independent of their Neurology application (i.e., so that they may match to the Stony Brook Medicine Preliminary Program without staying at Stony Brook for Neurology), applicants must contact the Program Coordinator for Internal Medicine Linda.Colosi@stonybrook.edu to arrange for a separate Internal Medicine interview.
Additional information regarding the linking of an Advanced Program with a Preliminary Program can be found directly on the NRMP website: http://www.nrmp.org/res_match/special_part/inst_officials/registering.html
From the NRMP:
Linked and Restricted Programs
Ranking advanced programs (PGY-2) is a more complex process for applicants. Applicants who rank advanced programs (positions to begin in PGY-2) on their primary rank order lists usually also submit supplemental rank order lists of preliminary (PGY-1) programs. Each supplemental list is linked to one or more advanced programs. When applicants are matched to advanced positions, an attempt also is made to match them to preliminary positions on the corresponding supplemental lists so they can satisfy the prerequisites for advanced training. Through this mechanism, applicants can attempt to establish a sequential training program at the same hospital or in the same geographic area.
Program directors who wish to limit enrollment in a preliminary program to that group of applicants who match into a specific advanced program should tell applicants to rank the advanced program on the primary rank order list and the linked preliminary program on the supplemental rank order list that corresponds to that advanced program. In addition, the preferred applicants must be ranked on both the advanced and the preliminary programs' rank order lists. During the Matching process, the preliminary program will be considered only if:
· The applicant matches into the advanced program; and,
· The preliminary program appears on a supplemental rank order list associated with the linked advanced program.
NOTE: Please note that because of this restriction, the Preliminary program will not appear in List of Unfilled Programs.
The following documents are required as part of your application through ERAS:
- Three current letters of recommendation. All letters of recommendation must be from people who can comment on your clinical abilities. Additional letters such as those from research mentors are welcome.
- Personal statement
- Medical school transcript
- USMLE or COMLEX transcript for Step 1 and 2 and Step 3 if available
- Personal photograph
- Dean's letter (this is automatically uploaded into the ERAS database)
- Updated curriculum vitae
USMLE or COMLEX Scores:
There is no cut-off score for the USMLE or COMLEX. However, a 3-digit score of at least 200 on USMLE Step 1 and Step 2CK is preferred. A 2-digit score of at least 80 on COMLEX is preferred.
Applicants who have failed Step 2 CS even once CANNOT be considered. This is a Stony Brook institutional policy.
All candidates must pass Step 1 and Step 2CK on either the first or second attempt in order to be considered for a residency position at Stony Brook. Applicants who have had multiple failures will not be considered. If you have failed one of these examinations, it would be helpful for you to include a written explanation within your application.
Medical School Graduation date cut-off:
There is no cut-off time from graduation date of medical school.
At the time of application, the candidate must be a U.S. citizen, a graduate of an approved Canadian medical school, have a green card, or have a current J-1 visa. H1 visas are not sponsored by our insitution.
Applicants must have no more than five years since last clinical experience. U.S. experience is not required, but is preferred.
The Neurology Residency screening process does not discriminate against gender, sexual orientation, age, race, religion, ethnic origin, economic status, marital or parental status, surname, veteran status, disability, place of residency or any other category protected under federal and state law.
For further information about our application process, please contact:
Coordinator Neurology Residency and Fellowship Programs
Health Sciences Center, T-12, 020
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8121
Interviews are arranged after review of the completed applications. Please call (631) 444-7878 with any questions concerning your application.