Application Information

The Department of Neurology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and educator. For more information about our mission to ensure a diverse and inclusive community, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion Program.

In the 2019 NRMP match, the program will offer ten categorical positions for neurology residents.

  • Categorical Internal Medicine/Neurology
  • NRMP: 1495180C0
  • 4-year program
  • 10 positions

Requirements and Eligibility

Residents entering the Medicine Preliminary-Neurology program must meet the criteria listed below. 

  • Successful completion of at least four credit years and graduation from a medical school listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED)
  • Successful completion of USMLE Part I is required at time of application. We also recommend that Step II be completed at the time of application but understand that this might not be possible due to COVID-19 related limitations on testing availability. Step III is required during intern year. In recent years, applicants have generally scored above 95% on USMLE Part I and II. 
  • ECFMG certification is required for foreign medical graduates (for information, visit
  • The J-1 visa is acceptable, but the H-1 visa is not accepted by NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English


Applications should be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). A link to the ERAS system can also be found on the NRMP website.

Each year, ERAS accepts applications beginning September 1. After your completed application is reviewed by a diverse committee, you will be notified via email regarding the need for an interview. Interviews are conducted by invitation only and will be scheduled from November through late January. 


  • Dr. Michelle Bell

    Residency Program Director

  • Emerita Verdejo, LSW, LMSW, IIC

    Director of Education, Department of Neurology, Columbia University Irving Medical Center; Wellbeing Co-Chair, NYP Columbia & Cornell Campus

  • Ericka Ayala

    GME & Training Program Specialist, Department of Neurology, Columbia University Irving Medical Center