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Residency Candidate Information

In recruiting residents, we pay particular attention to the character of candidates with emphasis on a commitment to the principles of excellence, collegiality, and innovation. 

The process for applying to the OU neurology residency program is as follows:

  • We only receive applications through ERAS and we participate in the NRMP match
  • The deadline for submission of applications is November 1
  • Our program is categorical; residents who match in OU neurology are automatically accepted into  the OU internal medicine program for the preliminary year
  • No U.S. experience is required
  • We sponsor J1 visas, but not H1B visas
  • Candidates may apply with an EAD, but must have either a green card or visa prior to starting the residency (one cannot begin residency with an EAD)
  • We give priority to interviewing candidates who pass the following screening criteria:
    • USMLE scores of > 50th percentile on all steps with no failed attempts
    • Passing score of USMLE CS with no failed attempts
    • Evidence of interest in neurology, such as
      • Research in a neurologic field
      • Publications in a neurologic field
      • Extra or elective rotations in neurology during medical school
      • Previous neurology residency, or portion thereof
    • Clinical experience in a neurology-related area within the last 5 years

If you have any questions or comments, please contact:

OUHSC Department of Neurology
920 Stanton L. Young Blvd., Suite 2040
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
T 405-271-4113
F 405-271-5723

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Program Overview

Please watch the video below for a brief overview of the program.

Serious resident candidates seeking comprehensive information about the residency program should also view this video lecture. While the lecture is long (90 minutes), it provides nearly all the information needed to understand whether our program is a good fit for you. If you prefer to read through the slides on your own, you can download the PDF of this lecture at this link.