The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Neurology Residency Training Program has three advanced residency positions each year. We will begin accepting applications in September of each year. We offer a linked preliminary training year in the Internal Medicine Program for any candidates who match in the advanced Neurology Residency Training Program. You do not need to submit a separate application for the preliminary year through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), and a separate interview with the Internal Medicine Department will not be not required.

All applications must be submitted through the ERAS. To apply to our residency program, please also submit all documents through ERAS.

When applying to the Neurology Residency and the Internal Medicine Preliminary Medicine Internship Year, you will need to use the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) Codes below. Please review your entries carefully to ensure that you have listed the correct preliminary training program:

  • Neurology Advanced Program (Three Years):
    • NRMP Code: 1011180A0
  • Joint Preliminary Program (One Year):
    • NRMP Code: 1011140P1

Entry into an advanced Neurology Residency Training Program is preceded by 12-months of ACGME-accredited graduate training in the United States or Canada, usually in general internal medicine. Requirements are determined by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Your medical internship can be completed through the Internal Medicine Residency Preliminary Medicine Internship Year at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix. This year must include at least one of the following:

  1. Eight months in internal medicine with primary responsibility in patient care.
  2. Six months in internal medicine with primary responsibility in patient care and a period of at least two months consisting of one or more months of pediatrics, emergency medicine, internal medicine or family medicine.

Residents may spend up to four months in neurology during this year.

Selection Criteria

The program will review all applications received. Your application should contain the following documents:

  • ERAS application.
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcripts for both parts I and II when available.
  • Medical school transcript.
  • Personal statement.
  • Dean's Letter.
  • Minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation.
  • ECFMG certificate (International medical graduates only).
  • Yes, we do accept applications from DO candidates.

U.S. clinical experience is required. Observerships do not constitute medical education and cannot be used as evidence of clinical experience.

Visa Policy: Must have a J-1 Visa, prior to rank list submission.

Once your application is complete on ERAS and available to us, it will be forwarded to the Neurology Residency Selection Committee Members for review. Applicants who are considered to be strong candidates for our Neurology Residency Training Program will be contacted to arrange for an in-person interview.

Student Rotations

We are accepting applications for the current academic year. We accept applications through the AAMC Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS). The course number is NEUP 850A – Neurology.


Dolores Castro
Neurology Resident Coordinator
Banner Neuroscience Institute
755 E. McDowell Rd., 3rd Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85006