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Interviews will be offered virtually on Fridays in October and November.

Frequently Asked Questions

Applications are only accepted via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) as part of National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). The official name of our program is Ochsner Clinic Foundation. Applications will not be accepted via any other method.

We will review applications through the end of October. Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.

Yes. Our institution accepts J1 clinical visas, permanent residency (green card), EADs, or US citizenship.

We do not have a strict score cutoff for USMLE or COMLEX. Failures on the USMLE or COMLEX are considered on a case by case basis though generally will make an applicant less competitive. Applicants with a history of multiple failures are unlikely to receive an interview.

COMLEX is acceptable as long as full DO licensure rules and guidelines are maintained on matriculation. Similar expectations are set for USMLE (for example, Step 3 is expected to be taken during the intern year).

Applicants who have completed medical school within the last five years and remain involved in clinical work will be considered the most competitive.

Three, though you may submit up to four. We strongly encourage that LORs are completed by neurologists, though this is not a requirement, as we understand that not all applicants have equitable access to Neurology rotations. Intent and desire to match into Neurology can be conveyed by a letter writer who is not a Neurologist and can be communicated by the applicant in the solicitation of the LOR.

No, our program is categorical. Interns will complete their PGY-1 year under the supervision of the Ochsner Internal Medicine Program. PGY-1s will spend up to 4 months (following ACGME program requirements) rotating with Neurology during their intern year.

Research is a required part of successful graduation from any ACGME accredited residency in the country, and as such, we strongly encourage resident participation in research. We have many opportunities for residents to get involved in a wide variety of subspecialty research at all training levels.

There is not a minimum required number of US clinical experiences, but we do require ECFMG verification and prefer applicants with US clinical experience.