Neurology &
Neurological Sciences

Stanford Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Residency Applications

Adult Neurology Residency

There are six adult neurology positions each year.  We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). NRMP provides a centralized application service for applicants who apply to multiple programs. All applicants are required to use this service.

The application process begins in the late Summer-early Fall.  Applicants have to register with NRMP by November 30.  A face-to-face Interview is required and this usually takes place November through January.  Other details about the Match Schedule are available on the NRMP web site. In general, all application materials are processed through NRMP.  Applications should be submitted via Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Preliminary Medicine Internship - Prior to starting adult neurology residency, each candidate must complete an internship that includes at least six months of internal medicine, and at least two of the remaining six months in internal medicine, pediatrics, or emergency medicine.  More details regarding requirements can be seen on the ACGME website.  There are excellent preliminary medicine programs at Stanford Hospital, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (a Stanford affiliate), and California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Others in the Bay Area include several in the Kaiser Permanente system and St Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco. We have a preliminary medicine internship arrangement with Stanford Internal Medicine for only two (2) of our six (6) positions. This requires a separate application to the Stanford Internal Medicine Department who will conduct an independent assessment of your application and will make all decisions regarding interviewing and ranking. If you have applied to Stanford Medicine and want to coordinate interviews on your trip to Stanford, it is important to let us know well in advance. Please note that obtaining high-quality preliminary Internal Medicine internships is as competitive as it is essential.  Candidates are strongly advised to apply widely within all cities that they are considering residency.

Child Neurology Residency

There are two categorical child neurology positions a year.  Candidates thus match simultaneously to two years of Stanford Pediatrics followed by three years of Child Neurology, even though there is just one National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) application. NRMP provides a centralized application service for applicants who apply to multiple programs. All applicants are required to use this service.

The application process begins in autumn. Applicants have to register with NRMP by October 31.  Two days of interviews (one in Child Neurology and one in Pediatrics) are required and usually take place in November through January. Other details about the Match Schedule are available on the NRMP web site. In general, all application materials are processed through NRMP. If desired, applicants may contact us directly and send appropriate supplementary materials. This may include curriculum vitae, publications, or additional letters of references. Interview is by invitation only and is an essential part of the application.



Contact Information: (650) 725-6688

Residency

Contact

Adult Neurology

Director: Neil Schwartz, MD, PhD

Child Neurology

Director: Paul Fisher, MD

Residency Coordinator

Mitzine Wright

 

Clerkship

Clerkship Director

Jeffrey Dunn, MD

Clerkship Coordinator

Chris Hopkins

 

Clinical Fellowships

Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology

Robert Fisher, MD, PhD

EMG/Clinical Neurophysiology
(joint Stanford-California Pacific)

Les Dorfman, MD

Neuromuscular Disorders

John Day, MD, PhD

Headache

Robert Cowan, MD

Intraoperative Monitoring
/Clinical Neurophysiology

Jaime Lopez, MD

Stroke/Vascular Neurology

Gregory Albers, MD

Neurocritical care

Anna Finley Caulfied, MD

Adult Neuro-oncology

Lawrence Recht, MD

Pediatric Neuro-oncology

Paul Fisher, MD

Movement Disorders

Helen Bronte-Stewart, MD, MSE

Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology

Jeffrey Dunn, MD

 

Neuroscience Fellowships

Epilepsy Research Training

John Huguenard, PhD

Muscle Stem Cell Biology

Tom Rando, MD, PhD

Neuroimmunology

Lawrence Steinman, MD

Neuroscience Graduate Program

John Huguenard, PhD

Others

(please contact individual investigators)

International Medical Students

We accept applications from international medical school graduates, although the application process is extremely competitive. Some clinical experience in the U.S. is mandatory. Only a select few with exceptional credentials are invited for interview. An international medical school graduate must have a valid ECFMG certificate, completed USMLE Part III, and one year of ACGME approved residency training prior to commencement of neurology training. (Two years of pediatric residency training prior to neurology is required for pediatric neurology candidates.) Stanford does NOT sponsor trainees for the H-1B visa.

 

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