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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
The Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology


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The future leaders of neurology.

Our resident training program offers exceptional training experiences at nationally ranked hospitals and fosters a culture of diversity, innovation, and excellence. We invite you to learn more about our thriving academic environment.



Program Highlights

Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Our residency program is committed to fostering an inclusive environment that integrates a broad range of perspectives.

The McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and the Feinberg School of Medicine are committed to building a diverse faculty, workforce, trainee and student community. Northwestern embraces all types of diversity as strengths and strives to create a medical campus environment of belonging and inclusion for all. The Ken and Ruth Davee Department of Neurology is focused on cultivating a culture of diversity and inclusion and our residency promotes health equity, social justice and advocacy across all facets of the program.

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Applicant Info

Eight positions are offered in each of the three years of the adult neurology residency program. Residents may enter the 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.  We reserve 8 spots in our internal medicine prelim program for those interested in completing all four years here.


We will only accept applications through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). Please, see ERAS guidelines for the application process. Applications are reviewed early in the fall.

Interviews, help primarily during November, December and January, are by invitation.  This year our interviews will be all virtual.  Applicants will still have an opportunity to socialize virtually with our residents, learn about our program, and interview with several faculty members and program leaders.  Please, notify us if you are interested to meet with a particular faculty member and we will do our best to accommodate your request. Similarly, if there is a specific topic you wish to learn more about, such as diversity, medical education, R25/PSTP track, etc, then please let us know.  The department's selections are submitted to NRMP.

Contact Us

For further information, contact us at or 312-503-6226.

NRMP Match

For applicants who have matched with the Northwestern neurology program, we are able to offer eight reserved 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 the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). The neurology program code is 2247180A0. The Med/Prelim Neurology code is 2247140P1. 

All applications are processed through NRMP. The NRMP Match each March 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, D.C. 20037-1127
Phone: 206-517-5838
Fax: 202-828-4797

Are there any special requirements for International Medical Graduates (IMGs)?

If you are an IMG, you must be ECFMG certified and have one year of U.S. clinical experience.

What type of visas do you sponsor?

We sponsor H1B and J1 visas.

Is there a medical school graduation year cutoff?

No, we do not have a cutoff.

When is your application deadline?

Our deadline is Oct. 31.

When will you be conducting interviews?

We conduct residency interviews in October, November, December and January for the coming academic year.

How many positions do you have?

We have eight residency positions available.

Do you offer preliminary spots?

We reserve eight spots for applicants who match with us. However, we do not require that you complete your prelim year here. 

Do you currently have any openings?

We do not currently have any openings.

Does your program participate in the couples match?


What are the qualities you are looking for among applicants?

High academic aptitude, the ability to work hard and be a productive member of the team, strive for knowledge, but by far the most important quality is commitment to and love of neurology.

What are your program codes?

The Neurology program code is 2247180A0. The Med/Prelim Neurology code is 2247140P1.

Northwestern offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Residents have four weeks of vacation per year and one week for an educational conference over the course of residency. A stipend is provided for residents who make presentations at national meetings. Limited housing for residents is available on the Northwestern campus. More information can be obtained from Graduate Medical Education and the Northwestern University housing office.

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