Department of Neurology

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Case Neurology

Residency Program


Applications for the Case Neurology Residency program are submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Interviews for invited applicants take place on Fridays, starting in late October and continuing through early January.  The Department of Neurology arranges and pays for overnight accommodations on Thursday night for applicants invited for an interview. Candidates attend a reception and dinner the evening before. An orientation session and overview of the residency is given by the Program Director, Dr. David Preston, to start the evening. Afterward, the candidates have dinner with a group of the current residents at a local restaurant.

The interview program begins on Friday morning at 8:00 a.m. with Neurology Grand Rounds. The Department provides for transportation between the hotel and hospital. After Grand Rounds, there is a continental breakfast, followed by interviews with several of the faculty. At lunch, there are presentations from several of the Neurological Institute Center Directors discussing the clinical and research highlights of the program. In addition, all the applicants meet with the Chairman, Dr. Anthony Furlan either during the interviews or during the lunch presentation. This is then followed by a resident guided tour of UH Cleveland Medical Center. Afterward, the candidates go to the Cleveland VA Medical Center for a tour of the clinical and research facilities. The day typically concludes no later than 4 p.m. Arrangements for applicants with specific clinical or research interests can be made to meet with additional faculty.

The Case Neurology Residency Program is a four-year categorical program in neurology that includes a PGY-1 year of internal medicine training. During the Neurology PGY-1 year, residents spend (8) months in internal medicine, (1) month on a neurology inpatient service, (1) month in the Neurology Intensive Care Unit; (1) month of elective, and (1) month of vacation. The months on internal medicine are identical to that of the first year residents in the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Case. The PGY-1 neurology residents are supervised by the Program Directors both in Internal Medicine and in Neurology. The Case Neurology Residency Program participates in the National Resident Matching Program ( which announces its results in the middle of March.


  Applicants to the Case Neurology Residency Program:

• Must be graduates of an approved U.S. or Canadian Medical School with the last 5 years. Outstanding graduates of international medical schools who have been certified through the ECFMG at the time of application may also apply. US experience is preferred by not required. A valid ECFMG certificate is not required at the time of application, but must meet the requirements prior to beginning residency. For matched candidates from international medical schools who are not US citizens or permanent residents, a valid J-1 Visa is required. We do not sponsor H1 visas

Applicants must pass the USMLE step 1 on the first attempt with a 3-digit score of 210 or higher. Applicants must pass the USMLE step 2 (CK) on the first attempt with a 3-digit score of 225 or higher. For Osteopathic Medical Schools, although the USLME is encouraged, the COMLEX may be substituted a minimum score of 450 on the first attempt. Applicants who have not yet taken Step 2 (CK) may still apply provided their Step 2 (CK) is scheduled and the results will be available before the end of January.

When applying to ERAS, three letters of reference are required. One letter should be from the Chair, Program Director or Clerkship Director of the Department of Neurology at your medical school.


The neurology residents are given an annual stipend according to PGY level. Commencing July 1, 2018 the resident-fellow stipends will be as follows:

Post Graduate Year

1st Year Post MD  $ 57,475

2nd Year Post MD $ 59,400

3rd Year Post MD $ 61,350

4th Year Post MD $ 63,860

5th Year Post MD $ 65,920

6th Year Post MD $ 68,800

7th Year Post MD $ 70,780

Other benefits include:

Funds are provided by the Department to attend one American Academy of Neurology national meeting during the residency, typically during the PGY-4 year.

• iPads loaded with Core Neurology textbooks are provided to all residents free of charge by the Department. The texts are on General Neurology, Office Neurology, Neuroradiology, Cerebrovascular Disorders, Neuro-Critical Care, Neuropathology, Pediatric Neurology, Electroencepholography and Electromyography. Every year, the education committee determines which texts will be purchased for the residents. These texts are used as syllabi in many of the rotations.

Parking is available in a variety of structures and open lots. All are within easy walking distances of the hospital. There is a fee for parking and if you choose to you can have this directly taken out as a payroll deduction.

• Four-weeks of vacations are provided each year. 

403 matched retirement savings plan

Fitness Center – University Hospitals offers on-site One-To-One fitness Center with available discounted memberships.

Health Insurance coverage is available with two medical plans offered.


Resident and Fellow Manual (pdf)

Residency Contract (word)


You may address any inquiries you may have to the Residency/Education Coordinator at:

Ms. Kelly Sliter
Department of Neurology
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-5040
(216) 844-5550


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