Application Process

Thank you for your interest in The Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Residency Program in Adult Neurology. We offer a four year categorical training program in which the preliminary year is spent in the Internal Medicine Residency Program with some rotations in Neurology and in the Continuity Clinic. The remaining three years are spent specifically in Neurology. The categorical Adult Neurology Residency Program accepts a total of five PGY-1 residents each year, with 60% of the training experience at University Hospital and 40% at the VA. Applications for this program are only accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), and participation in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) is required.

We will only consider complete applications to the Neurology Residency Program, received through ERAS. All applications will be reviewed by our residency selection committee, and are considered in their entirety. Candidates that are selected for interview can expect to receive a letter of invitation on a rolling basis throughout the month of October. We accept applications until our interview schedule has been completely filled, usually in the beginning of December.

Virtual Interviews:

Welcome to the 2020 – 2021 virtual interview season. The Rutgers Health NJMS Neurology residency has been conducting virtual interviews since 2018. Over the past 2 years we have improved our virtual interview process and integrated updated technologies such as Zoom and WebEx into our interview process. For the 2020 – 2021 interview season all interviews will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

If you are selected to interview you will be provided with a Zoom invitation that requires registration. Once the meeting starts, you will wait in the main room with fellow candidates and current residents. Each interviewer will be in his/her own breakout room and the candidates will be moved in and out of the breakout rooms for the private interviews. There be an additional resident open breakout room where candidates can potentially interact with current residents in a more private environment. At the end of the interview day faculty, residents, and candidates will be able to interact in the waiting room.


International Applicant Information:

In order to be considered for our program, International Medical Graduates must possess U.S. citizenship or have permanent residency in addition to a valid ECFMG certificate including the CSA examination. If visa sponsorship is needed, the applicant must seek ECFMG sponsorship as a J1 Exchange Visitor. Applicants that are recent medical school graduates within the last three years, have U.S. clinical experience, and have passed Step 2 CS on the first attempt are preferred.

If you have any further questions regarding the application process, please contact:

Gina De La Rosa
Residency & Fellowship Coordinator
90 Bergen Street
Doctors Office Center, Suite 5200
Newark, NJ 07101-1709
Phone: (973) 972-5359