Neurologic Residency FAQ

When is the application deadline?

February 15th

What is the duration of residency program?

12 months

Does the program prepare me to take NeurologicClinical Specialist (NCS) exam after I graduate?

Yes, our curriculum and patient caseload is designed around the Description of Specialty Practice in Neurology.

Do I need to have a neuro clinical rotation or previous employment treating neurologic patients before applying to the Neurologic Residency Program?

No, while we highly encourage a strong background in neurology and familiarity with this patient population, it is not a requirement.

I understand that three letters of recommendation are needed. From whom do you require them to be from?

Two should be from physical therapists who personally know the applicant and his/her abilities, and one letter should be a previous course instructor or academician, who may or may not be a physical therapist.

Do you utilize RF-PTCAS and is there and application fee?

UCSF does not charge any additional application fees, but RF-PTCAS has it’s own fees to apply

Do I need to be currently licensed in the state of California?

Yes, by the start of the program a license in the state of California is required (or PTLA in California)

When will I be notified of my acceptance into the UCSF NeurologicResidency Program?

Candidates will be notified of their status by the end of March.

What is the cost of the Neurologic Residency Program?

Annual tuition for the program is $2,500 and is due on the first day of residency. Residents are encouraged to contact the program as soon as possible if they are experiencing hardship and are unable to meet this deadline to explore further options. 

Will interviews take place in person or remotely?

We are currently conducting remote interviews during the pandemic.

Can I tour the facility?

We have a virtual tour option for candidates considering applying to our program. Please contact us for more information.

Are there campus housing options for residents?

Yes. Residents can apply for campus housing options on several different campuses at UCSF for their year of residency.

What does mentoring look like?

Each resident gets a minimum of 150 hours of mentoring time during the year. Residents are assigned a mentor each trimester who will be working with them four hours per week in the clinic. We try to give each resident mentors with diverse backgrounds to learn from. During the four hours of mentoring the resident will have the opportunity to see one evaluation and up to four follow up patients as well as 30 min before and after patient care to discuss the patients. The mentor is also available to residents outside of the mentoring hours if questions come up. Residents also have regular check ins with the program director and coordinator throughout the year to discuss any program or clinical questions.