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How to Apply


At the present time, all Duke Neurology adult residency positions (current PGY2-4) are filled. We are now accepting applications via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for Neurology positions starting in July, 2018. Only applications entered through ERAS will be considered.

We will match seven adult neurology residents to begin neurology training (their PGY-2 year) on July 1, 2018. Our deadline for accepting applications is October 23, 2017. We realize some applications will not be complete by this time but we encourage applicants to start the application process early.


Internal medicine experience (a PGY-1 year) is a prerequisite to PGY-2 training in neurology. Requirements are determined by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Duke Internal Medicine preliminary year slot applications are filled by applying through ERAS. All applicants matching for a PGY-2 neurology slot are guaranteed a PGY-1 slot with the Duke Internal Medicine Preliminary Program.

Your medical internship can be completed through the excellent Internal Medicine Residency program at Duke or another ACGME-accredited program. We believe the Duke program is excellent, especially in exposing the intern to a wide variety of medical disorders. While it is not required that you do your internship at Duke, it is highly desirable and encouraged.

To rank the Duke Medicine Preliminary Program, in the NRMP system you would rank the Duke Neurology Advanced Program and on the supplemental list you should rank the Duke Medicine Preliminary Program. You will not need to interview separately for the Duke Medicine Preliminary Program as the interviews with our program will serve as your preliminary year interview. You would also list any other preliminary internship program you may be interested in attending on the supplemental list.

Duke Neurology and Internal Medicine National Residency Matching Program - NRMP Codes:

  • Neurology Advanced Program 1529180A0       3 years
  • Medicine Preliminary Program  1529140P1       1 year

Neurology Program Interviews

Neurology Residency Program interviews are granted after a completed ERAS application is reviewed by the Residency Selection Committee.

You will be contacted by Gina Murray, the neurology training programs administrator, via ERAS, so please make sure you check the ERAS post office for the status of your application.

We encourage you to submit your application early as our interview slots are limited. Our deadline for receiving applications from ERAS is October 23, 2017. We will have eight interview days: 

  • October 25, 2017
  • November 1, 2017
  • November 8, 2017
  • November 15, 2017
  • November 29, 2017
  • December 6, 2017
  • December 13, 2017
  • January 10, 2018

All interview days are on a Wednesday.

If You Are Selected for an Interview

The night before your interview, you will be invited to attend our Interesting Case Conference (5-6 p.m.) with our residents and some of the faculty. This conference is one of our core conferences and your attendance will enable you to enjoy part of what makes neurology fun: trying to figure neurological cases out to best help patients and colleagues. Immediately following, you are invited to have dinner with some of our residents at a local restaurant. This will allow you to talk with our residents in an informal setting. We strongly encourage you to attend the dinner because it is an ideal opportunity to learn about our program and meet your future team.

The interview day includes attendance at Neuroscience Grand Rounds, short interviews with faculty members, a tour of Duke University Hospital and other areas of interest, and lunch with the residents and faculty. In the afternoon, Residency Program Director Saurabh Sinha, MD, PhD, will provide an overview of Duke Neurology including clinical specialties, research opportunities, and fellowships. One of the Medicine faculty will also present an overview of the Duke internship. The interview day typically lasts from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. but times are subject to change.

Two pediatric neurology positions are available per year. The first year of that residency training is spent with adult neurology (apply through the Division of Pediatric Neurology, Department of Pediatrics).