Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology

Application Process

Eight positions are offered in each of the three years of the adult neurology residency program, and two positions in pediatric neurology are available each year.

Residents may enter the adult neurology program after completing at least one year in an approved internal medicine preliminary program or a transitional program with at least eight months of internal medicine. For applicants who have matched with the Northwestern neurology program, we are able to offer six spots in the preliminary medicine program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. A separate interview for the preliminary position is not required, but applicants should apply through NRMP. The Neurology program code is 2247180A0. The Med/Prelim Neurology code is 2247140P1. More information is available from Program Coordinator, Kristin Boyd.

All applications are processed through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Taking place in March, the NRMP Match processes all applicants who wish to start their PGY-2 residency training in July of the following year. Registration forms and further information about the application process are available from:

National Resident Matching Program
2450 N Street, NW
Washington, DC  20037-1127
Phone: 206-517-5838
Fax: 202-828-4797

Applications are reviewed early in the fall after the following documentation is received:

We will only accept applications through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). Please, see ERAS guidelines for the application process.

Interviews, held during October, November, December and January, are by invitation. During the visit, applicants meet with members of the faculty and the current residents and tour the facility. Please, notify us if you are interested to meet with a particular faculty member we will do our best to accommodate your request. The department's selections are submitted to NRMP.

Visit the Physician Scientist Training Program page for more information.

Department Officials

Contact Information

For further information about the adult Neurology residency program contact the Residency Program Coordinator, Kristin Boyd.


Kristin Boyd
Residency Program Coordinator
Ken and Ruth Davee Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurological Sciences
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
710 North Lake Shore Drive, 11th floor
Chicago, Illinois 60611-4542
Phone: 312-503-1398