Neurology ResidencyNeurology Residency


Thank you for your interest in the Neurology Residency Program.

A complete application consists of medical school transcripts, dean’s letter, USMLE transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a personal statement.

Candidates must:

  • have graduated medical school within the past 5 years
  • be ECFMG certified prior to rank day
  • not incurred more than one USMLE failure

Frequently asked Questions

Does your program accept International Medical Graduates?

Yes. Many of our current residents are International Medical Graduates. In addition, the presence of a major university such as Bradley University and a Fortune 100 company like Caterpillar add tremendous diversity to the Peoria community as a whole.

Does your program have a minimum score requirement?

Our program requires that applicants who have graduated from international medical schools and performed their clinical training outside the U.S. have passed USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK and Step 2 CS by the time the application is submitted.

Is U.S. clinical experience required?

No. Successful applicants will have had recent clinical experience with primary patient responsibility. Patient care in the United States is not required, but is a plus and strengthens your application. Observerships alone will not suffice.

Do you sponsor visas, and if so, what type?

We sponsor J1 and H1B visas routinely for our categorical residency program. If you are requesting an H1B visa, you must have passed the USMLE. Step 3 exam prior to the date that our program is required to submit its rank order list to NRMP.

Does your program require a letter of recommendation from a U.S. source?

No. Your letters of recommendation should be from individuals who know you well and have worked with you. We understand that for some, it would be difficult to get a letter of recommendation from a physician practicing in the United States. It is recommended that at least two of your letters are from physicians who have been able to observe your clinical skills.