Residency Application Process

The Neurosurgery Residency Program consists of seven-years of clinical training and accepts two positions each year filled through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).  Our NRMP code is 1848160C0.  

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Application Process

*Due to COVID-19, dates and interview processes have been modified.

  • June 8, 2020                            Applicants can register in MyERAS
  • September 1, 2020                Applicants may begin submitting applications to programs
  • October 21, 2020                   Residency programs begin reviewing applications.

The Department selects two PGY1 residents a year to begin training July 1st.  The National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) is the matching service for Neurosurgery.  The Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) is the service which packages and transmits residency applications (letters of recommendation, medical school performance evaluations, USMLE transcripts, and other supporting credentials) to our program.  Register separately with each service.  Interviews are arranged by invitation.  Invitations are based on a review of the application material we receive through ERAS only.

  • ERAS opens to applicants July 1, 2020.
  • NRMP opens to applicants September 1, 2020.
  • Interview dates are November 5, November 12, November 19, December 3, and December 10 from 8am-12:30pm (EST). 

  • Between 8-10 resident candidates are interviewed at each session.

  • Please make sure that your application includes a USMLE transcript, a medical school transcript, a Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE, Dean’s Letter), a personal statement and three (3) letters of recommendation *one letter must be from a practicing neurosurgeon.

  • UK GME only sponsors the J1 visa.

  • The application receipt deadline is November 1, 2020.

*Please note: New resident orientation is the last two (2) weeks in June and is mandatory.  Before a matched candidate can be hired at the University of Kentucky, the resident must have ALREADY received a passing grade in USMLE Part II (CK and CS).

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