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A Day in St. Louis
Residency Training at the School of Medicine
Residency Programs at the School of Medicine: By the Numbers
How to apply: Residency Application Process
Preliminary year in Medicine (Intern Year)
Pre-Recorded Topics
International Applicants
Important Dates
Interview Day Information
Employment Information

How to apply: Residency Application Process

The Adult Neurology Residency Program at Washington University School of Medicine has been ACGME Accredited ( for over 40 years. Washington University participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP; and the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS; for all adult residency positions. Applications accepted only through ERAS. A complete application for residency must include:

  • ERAS Application
  • Curriculum Vitae generated through ERAS
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Dean's Letter (MSPE)
  • At Least Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • USMLE Results (Step 1 needed to apply, Step 2 to start)
  • Personal Statement

Personal interviews are required for each candidate in all circumstances. Interview dates arranged from November through mid-January by invitation. Interviews will be offered to selected candidates after review of their application. Generally, 11 adult and 5 pediatric residents accepted each year. Contingent on satisfactory performance, reappointments made annually.

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information:

Preliminary year in Medicine (Intern Year):

Washington University offers a four-year Neurology training program including the necessary Internal Medicine training mandated for board certification in Neurology. A separate "Preliminary Year" application is not necessary.


The Neurology Residency is a part of Graduate Medical Education (GME) at Washington University. The GME committee, who also coordinates educational and policy guidelines for all postgraduate education at Washington University assuring that programs fully comply with local, state, and federal mandates, review guidelines for residency training internally.

Washington University is committed to increasing representation of women and members of minority groups in its residency programs and particularly encourages applications from such candidates. Washington University encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid, and employment. The University does not discriminate in access to, or treatment of, or employment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status or disability. Present Department of Defense policy governing ROTC and AFROTC programs discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation; such discrimination is inconsistent with Washington University policy.

Address Inquiries about compliance to the University's Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Washington University, Campus Box 1184, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899 tel: (314) 935-5949.

Pre-recorded Topics:


Applicants must have finished medical school in good standing and be eligible for temporary licensing in the state of Missouri. Rarely, are individuals with previous training in neurology considered for appointment to second or third year levels if openings exist.

International Applicants

Additional Requirements for Foreign Medical Graduates includes:

  • Graduation from medical school within the past 10 years
  • Current ECFMG certification
  • USMLE Steps 1, 2 CS & 2 CK Scores

Important dates

Note: Dates are subject to change; please check NRMP website frequently for updates.

  • September 15, 2021: Registration opens at 12:00 pm eastern time for applicants, institutional officials, program directors, and medical school officials.
  • November 30, 2021: Deadline for applications for the Neurology department at Washington University.
  • November 2021 - January 2022: Interviews
  • February 1, 2022: Applicants and programs may start entering their rank order lists at 12:00 pm (EST)
  • March 7, 2022: Applicants must submit their rank list by 9:00 pm (EST)
  • March 18, 2022: Match Day!
  • June 21, 2022: Preliminary year begins at Washington University School of Medicine
  • July 1, 2023: First year neurology (PGY-2) begins at Washington University School of Medicine

Interview Day Information

Due to COVID-19, per AAMC and AAN guidelines, our interview sessions during the 2020-2021 application season, will take place via Zoom between early November and mid-January.

Our interview sessions take place over a two-day period, typically on Monday/Tuesday. 

The Monday afternoon session starts with a greeting from our chief residents, Drs. Jordan Amar and Joshua Newman, followed by an Internal Medicine overview, provided by one of the Internal Medicine chief residents.  You will then have the opportunity to meet our Chairman, Dr. Jin-Moo Lee and our Program Director, Dr. Joy Snider.  They will provide you with a brief overview of the opportunities available within our program and answer any questions you may have.  The day will end with a virtual social hour, hosted by our chief residents, where you will have an opportunity to meet several our residents. 

Early Tuesday morning, we will start the individual applicant interviews.  Drs. Lee and Snider will intervew each applicant together, for approximately 20 minutes.  In addition, you will interview with two more faculty members, individually, for approximately 20 minutes each, for a total of three interviews.   Residents currently in the program will stop by to visit, in our virtual conference room, while you are waiting for your interviews. Finally, the Chief Residents will present a slide show encapsulating the Washington University Neurology Residency Program, our residents, and the city of St. Louis. Applicants will receive a personalized itinerary and will have staggered start times to accommodate different time zones.  

If you have a particular area of interest in neurology practice, research or education, please let us know and we will arrange virtual meetings with faculty or residents who share your interest.

Employment Information

The Neurology Residency is a part of Graduate Medical Education at Washington University. The guidelines that govern all ACGME accredited programs within Washington University, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital are set forth by the GME Consortium. Guidelines for residency training are reviewed internally by the GME committee, who also coordinates educational and policy guidelines for all postgraduate education at Washington University assuring that programs fully comply with local, state, and federal mandates.


Washington University Medical School/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Saint Louis Children's Hospital Approved House Staff Stipends for July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021:

FOR JULY 1, 2020 TO JUNE 30, 2021

PGY 1 $60,540
PGY 2 $62,948
PGY 3 $65,783
PGY 4 $68,746
PGY 5 $70,777
PGY 6 $73,960
PGY 7 $77,290


A variety of affordable single and family (including same-sex partnerships) plans are provided to Residents for medical, prescription, dental, vision, life and disability insurance. Malpractice insurance provided at no cost to the trainee.


Each resident will have 3 weeks of vacation and 1 additional week of paid time off per year.

Child Care for BJH Employees:

St. Louis Children's Hospital operates two childcare facilities within the medical complex:

321 S. Newstead, St. Louis, MO 63110 --- (314) 454-4700
4353 Clayton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110 --- (314) 362-0777

Programs are available for infants through kindergarten. Flexible program - full time, regular part time and variable part time - offered to help meet each family's scheduling needs. Enrollment offered year round, and tuition based on the amount of time your child is scheduled. Colorful rooms and an outdoor play area are equipped with various materials specifically suited to the children's age groups.​ 

Other benefits:

  • Parking provided for all residents free of charge
  • Meal vouchers provided for in-house calls
  • White coats provided annually
  • An educational allowance of $500 is provided during your residency.
  • Attendance to one national/international neurology conference during your training is mandatory and reimbursed by the Department of Neurology.
  • Residents receive privileges at the Washington University Medical School campus (e.g. libraries, gym, weight room and bookstore) as well as a number of discounts on goods and services in the St. Louis area.

You may visit the GME website ( for more information about items such as Responsibilities of Residents and Clinical Fellows, Stipends, Benefits, Evaluation and Promotion, Complaint Procedure, Supervision of Residents and Fellows, etc.

Washington University Medical Center Housestaff Auxiliary (WUMCHA)

WUMCHA, a department of Barnes Jewish Hospital, has acted as a support group to address the unique needs of spouses, partners, residents, fellows, and attending physicians affiliated with the Medical Center since 1982. Click on the following link to access the WUMCHA web site:

For further information or questions:

Lorraine Edrington
Sr. Residency Program Coordinator
Department of Neurology
Phone: (314) 362-3296