Neurology Residency Program
Thank you for your interest in the Neurology Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. We have a four year program, so we match for PGY1s. We accept candidates without regard to race, gender, or national origin. Most successful candidates attain USMLE scores > 220, but we have no absolute cutoff scores.
Candidates must have a M.D. degree or its equivalent. Applicants must also be eligible for medical licensure in South Carolina. Trainees are accepted at the PGY1 levels and should apply through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), and utilize the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), a program of the Association of American Medical Colleges.
All interns and residents at the Medical University of South Carolina must have a valid South Carolina medical license before beginning training. The State Board of Medical Examiners of South Carolina requirement for eligibility for medical licensure in South Carolina includes the following:
All applicants must be graduates of AMA-approved or AOA-approved medical schools located in the United States or Canada. You must have taken and passed USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK and Step 2 CS prior to the match. The State Board of Medical Examiners of South Carolina endorses, on an individual basis applicants who meet the Board’s FLEX, COMLEX, FLEX or National Board requirements. The required USMLE, COMLEX, or FLEX minimal score is 80 and must have been taken within 10 years of application. Graduates of medical schools outside the United States or Canada must provide notarized copies of a permanent USMLE certificate and documentation of medical school and postgraduate training.
Any graduate of a medical school located outside the United States or Canada and licensed in another state for less then ten years must have a minimum of three years of Board-approved postgraduate training in the United States to be eligible for a permanent license. All other applicants must have at least one year of Board approved postgraduate training in this country.
The Limited License is available for interns, residents, and other physicians who do not meet the requirements for a permanent license. It is issued for medical training or limited practice. Graduates of medical schools outside the United States or Canada must provide notarized copies of a permanent USMLE and/or ECFMG certificate, a valid social security number and documentation of medical school and postgraduate training. Please log onto www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/medical/ for licensure information.
Ms. Olivia Burch
The Department accepts applications for occasional open/available positions. To apply for an open residency position, a universal application along with the following: three letters of reference (one being a current dean's letter of recommendation), your transcripts, current ECFMG (for international medical graduates) and USMLE scores should be sent to:
Shelly Ozark, M.D.
96 Jonathan Lucas Street
PO Box 250606
Charleston, SC 29425
Shelly Ozark, M.D.
Olivia N. Burch