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 2023 – 2024 virtual interview season. The Rutgers Health NJMS Neurology residency has been conducting virtual interviews since 2018. For the 2023 – 2024 interview season all interviews will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

Pre-Interview Time Frame:

If you are selected to interview you will be provided with an interview day schedule, instructions, and a Zoom invitation that requires registration from Gina Delarosa. You will be emailed 3 pre-recorded videos: 1 from the Chair, 1 virtual tour, and 1 introductory video. We recommend that you view those videos before your interview day. You will also be invited to a virtual pre-interview dinner with residents the night before the infterview day. This is an informal time that you can meet and greet some of the current residents.

Interview Day:

Once the meeting starts, you will wait in the main room with all the interview candidates and occasionally current residents may stop by to introduce themseleves. Each interviewer will be in his/her own virtual breakout room and the candidates will be moved in and out of the breakout rooms for the private interviews. You will be interviewed by four faculty members and one chief resident. All interviews will be completed before 11:30. At 11:30 you are invivted to join in Chief of Service, which is a case-based presentation from a current resident. It is an interactive educational experience for residents, faculty, and students. At 12:30 you are invited to attend Grand Rounds, this is optional to minimize zoom fatigue and improve applicant wellness.

Post-Interview Time Frame:

You will be invivted to a virtual Open House for all interviewed candidates before Match Day and after our interview season closes. This will be your ultimate oppertunity to interact with the NJMS residents and each other.

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