Application Process for Neurology Residency Program

Dear Applicant

We greatly appreciate your interest in our University of South Florida College of Medicine Department of Neurology Residency Program. We have one of the largest programs in the state of Florida which provide the highest quality training in general neurology and the major neurological subspecialties.

Please fell free to visit the rest of our website for up-to-date information regarding our Program and our Faculty, the different affiliated hospitals and the education site where you can review an informative power point presentation for residents, conference topics and research projects authored by our residents.

The Adult Neurology Residency Program at the University of South Florida is a four-year categorical program in neurology that includes a preliminary (PGY-1) year of internal medicine training. When applying, please understand that you are applying for a 4 year program. We currently offers five (5) positions per Academic Year.

Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS)

We do participate in the National Residency Matching Program.

Please apply using Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) at

Letters of Recommendation

When applying, please provide a minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation. Letters of Recommendation are probably most useful if they are from neurologists and from the Chair of Neurology at your school or at another school at which you rotated. However, they can be from any physician with whom you worked.


Scores: Historically, we like to see USMLE scores in the mid-80's.

Special Note to Foreign Medical Graduates

  • If you are on a visa please note – We will only sponsor J1 visas.
  • US Clinical experience is preferred.
  • Applicants must have an ECFMG certificate when applying to program.

Dates of Interviews

Our program is very competitive. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible (please check NRMP timeline). Interviews usually take place between mid-October and typically commence at the end of January.

For More Information

Nannette Decker
Neurology Housestaff Coordinator
James A. Haley VA Medical Center
Department of Neurology, VAH 127
13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33612

Tel: (813) 972-2000 x7085 (Monday-Thursday)