Interviewing Process

Once the Program Director and Coordinator review applications, a letter of invitation will be sent to applicants considered strong candidates for the UAB Neurology Residency Training Program and the Program Coordinator will schedule and arrange interviews with each applicant.

Candidates invited for interviews are chosen based upon a number of factors including USMLE scores, academic credentials, personal statements, letters of recommendation, etc. If applicants are foreign medical graduates, we encourage you to have had some US clinical training (observership, externship, etc.) and research experience.

We have a one-day interview process that will take place on a Thursday. If possible, applicants are encouraged to arrive Wednesday evening in order to attend dinner with the current residents and other applicants. To help defray some of the costs incurred during the applicant's interviews, we will pay for hotel accommodations at the Courtyard by Marriott-Birmingham. The Program Coordinator will make the arrangements and reservations for the chosen applicants.

On Thursday morning, candidates will attend morning report and then meet with the Chairman of the Department and the Program Director. Afterwards, each applicant will interview with three faculty members.  The applicants will then attend noon conference with the residents. After lunch, the applicants will meet with the chief resident to hear more about the program and then tour the hospital.

Gibbs100x154For further information or questions regarding the interview process, please contact:

Shirley Gibbs
Program Manager
205-975-0447
sgibbs@uab.edu