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Hi, I researched every program's website to identify their minimum Step requirements and wanted to share my results. Please note that the label "None" does not guarantee that no score cutoff exists, just that I could not find it despite my best efforts looking. I hope this information can be of use to someone.


Neurology Residency Step Requirements


Alabama

- Birmingham) University of Alabama Medical Center – 220

- Mobile) University of South Alabama – None

Arkansas

- Little Rock) University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – None

Arizona

- Tucson) University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson – 202

- Scottsdale) Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Arizona) – None

California

- Loma Linda) Loma Linda University Medical Center – None

- Los Angeles) Cedars-Sinai Medical Center – None

- Los Angeles) Kaiser Permanente Southern California – None

- Los Angeles) UCLA Medical Center – None

- Los Angeles) University of Southern California Medical Center – None

- Orange) University of California (Irvine) – None

- Riverside) University of California Riverside College of Medicine – None

- Sacramento) University of California Davis Health – None

- San Diego) University of California (San Diego) Medical Center – None

- San Francisco) University of California (San Francisco) – None

- Stanford) Stanford University – None

- Torrance) Harbor-UCLA Medical Center – None

Colorado

- Aurora) University of Colorado – None

Connecticut

- Hartford) University of Connecticut – None (most residents score >50% percentile)

- New Haven) Yale-New Haven Medical Center – None (215 Step 1, 220 Step 2 preferred)

DC

- Washington) George Washington University – None

- Washington) Howard University – None

- Washington) MedStar Health/Georgetown University Hospital – None

Florida

- Boca Raton) Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine – None

- Gainesville) University of Florida – None

- Jacksonville) Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Jacksonville) – None

- Jacksonville) University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville – None

- Miami) Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami – None

- Orlando) University of Central Florida – 200 Step 1, 210 Step 2

- Pembroke Pines) Memorial Healthcare System – None

- Tampa) University of South Florida – None (225 for IMG’s)

- Weston) Cleveland Clinic (Florida) – None (>220 preferred)

Georgia

- Atlanta) Emory University School of Medicine – None

- Augusta) Medical College of Georgia – 220

Iowa

- Iowa City) University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics – None (“high USMLE scores” preferred)

Illinois

- Chicago) McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University – 205

- Chicago) Rush University Medical Center – None

- Chicago) University of Chicago – YES (from FAQ’s: “Yes [we have a USMLE score cut off], but we do not advertise our USMLE score criteria”)

- Chicago) University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago – YES (“We do not publish our minimum score criteria”)

- Maywood) Loyola University Medical Center – None

- Peoria) University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria – None

- Springfield) Southern Illinois University – 215

Indiana

- Indianapolis) Indiana University School of Medicine – None

Kansas

- Kansas City) University of Kansas School of Medicine – None

Kentucky

- Lexington) University of Kentucky College of Medicine – None

- Louisville) University of Louisville School of Medicine – Could not find, 210 for Child Neurology

Louisiana

- New Orleans) Louisiana State University (New Orleans) – None

- New Orleans) Ochsner Clinic Foundation – 215

- New Orleans) Tulane University – None (210 Step 1 and 230 Step 2 preferred)

- Shreveport) Louisiana State University (Shreveport) – 210

Massachusetts

- Boston) Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School – None (most residents score >230)

- Boston) Boston University Medical Center – None

- Boston) B&W Hospital/MGH/Harvard Medical School – None (“…our program is extremely competitive and the majority of our residents receive very high scores”)

- Boston) Tufts Medical Center – None

- Worcester) University of Massachusetts – None (could not find)

Maryland

- Baltimore) Johns Hopkins University – None

- Baltimore) University of Maryland – None (>210 preferred)

Michigan

- Ann Arbor) University of Michigan Health System – None

- Detroit) Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University – None (>220 preferred)

- Detroit) Henry Ford Hospital/Wayne State University – None

- East Lansing) Sparrow Hospital/Michigan State University – None

- Farmington Hills) Beaumont Health (Farmington Hills and Royal Oak) – None

- Grand Rapids) Mercy Health Grand Rapids – None

- Grand Rapids) Spectrum Health/Michigan State University – None

Minnesota

- Minneapolis) University of Minnesota – None

- Rochester) Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Rochester) – None

Missouri

- Columbia) University of Missouri-Columbia – 207 Step 1, 225 Step 2, 209 Step 3

- Kansas City) University of Missouri-Kansas City – None

- St. Louis) St. Louis University School of Medicine – None (“Applicants with two USMLE scores below 220 must have extremely strong other credentials to be considered”)

- St. Louis) Washington University/B-JH/SLCH – None (“…we prefer to see scores in the 200’s on the first attempt”)

Mississippi

- Jackson) University of Mississippi Medical Center – None

North Carolina

- Chapel Hill) University of North Carolina – None (“We do not have a minimum USMLE board score cut-off requirement for interviews, but applicants who score below the mean or require repeated attempts to pass any exam are generally not competitive”)

- Durham) Duke University Hospital – None

- Winston-Salem) Wake Forest School of Medicine – 195 (“however, in recent years the applicant pool has been very competitive with a higher USMLE score cutoff”)

Nebraska

- Omaha) University of Nebraska Medical Center – None (“Last year, the median USMLE Step 1 and 2 scores were 234 and 243; each with one attempt”)

New Hampshire

- Lebanon) Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Program – None

New Jersey

- Camden) Cooper University Hospital – None

- Edison) Seton Hall/JFK Medical Center – None

- New Brunswick) Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School – None

- Newark) Rutgers New Jersey Medical School – None

New Mexico

- Albuquerque) University of New Mexico School of Medicine – None (>210 preferred)

New York

- Albany) Albany Medical Center – None (>220 preferred)

- Bronx) Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine – None

- Brooklyn) SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn – None

- Buffalo) University of Buffalo – “Step 1 percentile score of 80% or higher”

- Manhasset) Hofstra School of Medicine/Northwell – None

- New York) Mount Sinai (Downtown) – None

- New York) Mount Sinai – None

- New York) New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia) – None (“in recent years, applicants have scored above 95% on USMLE Step II”)

- New York) New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell) – None

- New York) New York University School of Medicine – 200

- Rochester) University of Rochester – 200

- Stony Brook) Stony Brook Medicine/University Hospital – None (“There is no strict cut-off, but most of the candidates we have interviewed have a USMLE score of >220”)

- Syracuse) SUNY Upstate Medical University – None

- Valhalla) Westchester Medical Center – None (220 for IM)

Ohio

- Cincinnati) University of Cincinnati Medical Center – None (“Our current group of residents has an average USMLE score of 224”)

- Cleveland) Case Western Reserve University – 210 for Step 1, 225 for Step 2

- Cleveland) Cleveland Clinic Foundation – None (>220 preferred)

- Columbus) Ohio State University Hospital – None

- Dayton) Wright State University School of Medicine – None

- Toledo) Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center – None

- Toledo) University of Toledo – 220

Oklahoma

- Oklahoma City) University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center – 50% percentile on USMLE scores with no failed attempts

Oregon

- Portland) Oregon Health & Science University – None (“but we typically match applicants with 220+ on USMLE Steps 1 and 2”)

Pennsylvania

- Allentown) Lehigh Valley Health Network – None

- Danville) Geisinger Health System – None

- Erie) UPMC Medical Education (Erie) – None

- Hershey) Penn State Medical Center – None

- Philadelphia) Albert Einstein Medical Center – None

- Philadelphia) Drexel University College of Medicine – None

- Philadelphia) Sidney Kimmel Medical College – None

- Philadelphia) Temple University Hospital – None (“scores of at least 220 are recommended”)

- Philadelphia) University of Pennsylvania Health System – None

- Pittsburgh) Allegheny Health Network Medical Education Consortium – 220

- Pittsburgh) UPMC Medical Education (Pittsburgh) – None

Rhode Island

- Providence) Brown University – None

South Carolina

- Charleston) Medical University of South Carolina – 220

- Columbia) Palmetto Health/University of South Carolina School of Medicine – None

Tennessee

- Memphis) University of Tennessee – None (“We highly prefer scores of 230 or above”)

- Nashville) Vanderbilt University Medical Center – 200

Texas

- Austin) University of Texas at Austin Medical School – None ("A competitive application would include...USMLE score > or = 200 on both Steps 1 & 2")

- Dallas) University of Texas Southwestern Medical School – None

- El Paso) Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center-PLFSOM – None

- Galveston) University of Texas Medical Branch – None

- Houston) Baylor College of Medicine – None

- Houston) Methodist Hospital (Houston) – None (“Nearly all selected applicants to the program will have scored between 220 – 245 on first time Step 1 examinations”)

- Houston) University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston – None

- Lubbock) Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Lubbock – None

- San Antonio) University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio – None

- Temple) Texas A&M College of Medicine – None

Utah

- Salt Lake City) University of Utah – None

Virginia

- Charlottesville) University of Virginia Medical Center – None

- Richmond) Virginia Commonwealth University Health System – None

- Roanoke) Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine – None (210 for IMG’s)

Vermont

- Burlington) University of Vermont Medical Center – None

Washington

- Seattle) University of Washington – None

Wisconsin

- Madison) University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics – None (“We generally want to see scores at least in the 220s, with no failures. However, we are much more interested in matching applicants with exceptional character than with exceptional test scores.”)

- Milwaukee) Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals – None

West Virginia

- Huntington) Marshall University School of Medicine – 220

- Morgantown) West Virginia University – None
 
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I'm afraid the scores listed on their websites may not be always accurate. Some institutions have not updated in years, and places have interviewed applicants with lower scores than their listed cutoffs. The best way to know is to contact each program directly and confirm. Good luck to all who are applying to neuro this upcoming cycle.
 
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Hi, I researched every program's website to identify their minimum Step requirements and wanted to share my results. Please note that the label "None" does not guarantee that no score cutoff exists, just that I could not find it despite my best efforts looking. I hope this information can be of use to someone.


Neurology Residency Step Requirements


Alabama

- Birmingham) University of Alabama Medical Center – 220

- Mobile) University of South Alabama – None

Arkansas

- Little Rock) University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – None

Arizona

- Tucson) University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson – 202

- Scottsdale) Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Arizona) – None

California

- Loma Linda) Loma Linda University Medical Center – None

- Los Angeles) Cedars-Sinai Medical Center – None

- Los Angeles) Kaiser Permanente Southern California – None

- Los Angeles) UCLA Medical Center – None

- Los Angeles) University of Southern California Medical Center – None

- Orange) University of California (Irvine) – None

- Riverside) University of California Riverside College of Medicine – None

- Sacramento) University of California Davis Health – None

- San Diego) University of California (San Diego) Medical Center – None

- San Francisco) University of California (San Francisco) – None

- Stanford) Stanford University – None

- Torrance) Harbor-UCLA Medical Center – None

Colorado

- Aurora) University of Colorado – None

Connecticut

- Hartford) University of Connecticut – None (most residents score >50% percentile)

- New Haven) Yale-New Haven Medical Center – None (215 Step 1, 220 Step 2 preferred)

DC

- Washington) George Washington University – None

- Washington) Howard University – None

- Washington) MedStar Health/Georgetown University Hospital – None

Florida

- Boca Raton) Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine – None

- Gainesville) University of Florida – None

- Jacksonville) Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Jacksonville) – None

- Jacksonville) University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville – None

- Miami) Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami – None

- Orlando) University of Central Florida – 200 Step 1, 210 Step 2

- Pembroke Pines) Memorial Healthcare System – None

- Tampa) University of South Florida – None (225 for IMG’s)

- Weston) Cleveland Clinic (Florida) – None (>220 preferred)

Georgia

- Atlanta) Emory University School of Medicine – None

- Augusta) Medical College of Georgia – 220

Iowa

- Iowa City) University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics – None (“high USMLE scores” preferred)

Illinois

- Chicago) McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University – 205

- Chicago) Rush University Medical Center – None

- Chicago) University of Chicago – YES (from FAQ’s: “Yes [we have a USMLE score cut off], but we do not advertise our USMLE score criteria”)

- Chicago) University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago – YES (“We do not publish our minimum score criteria”)

- Maywood) Loyola University Medical Center – None

- Peoria) University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria – None

- Springfield) Southern Illinois University – 215

Indiana

- Indianapolis) Indiana University School of Medicine – None

Kansas

- Kansas City) University of Kansas School of Medicine – None

Kentucky

- Lexington) University of Kentucky College of Medicine – None

- Louisville) University of Louisville School of Medicine – Could not find, 210 for Child Neurology

Louisiana

- New Orleans) Louisiana State University (New Orleans) – None

- New Orleans) Ochsner Clinic Foundation – 215

- New Orleans) Tulane University – None (210 Step 1 and 230 Step 2 preferred)

- Shreveport) Louisiana State University (Shreveport) – 200

Massachusetts

- Boston) Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School – None (most residents score >230)

- Boston) Boston University Medical Center – None

- Boston) B&W Hospital/MGH/Harvard Medical School – None (“…our program is extremely competitive and the majority of our residents receive very high scores”)

- Boston) Tufts Medical Center – None

- Worcester) University of Massachusetts – None (could not find)

Maryland

- Baltimore) Johns Hopkins University – None

- Baltimore) University of Maryland – None (>210 preferred)

Michigan

- Ann Arbor) University of Michigan Health System – None

- Detroit) Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University – None (>220 preferred)

- Detroit) Henry Ford Hospital/Wayne State University – None

- East Lansing) Sparrow Hospital/Michigan State University – None

- Farmington Hills) Beaumont Health (Farmington Hills and Royal Oak) – None

- Grand Rapids) Mercy Health Grand Rapids – None

- Grand Rapids) Spectrum Health/Michigan State University – None

Minnesota

- Minneapolis) University of Minnesota – None

- Rochester) Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Rochester) – None

Missouri

- Columbia) University of Missouri-Columbia – 207 Step 1, 225 Step 2, 209 Step 3

- Kansas City) University of Missouri-Kansas City – None

- St. Louis) St. Louis University School of Medicine – None (“Applicants with two USMLE scores below 220 must have extremely strong other credentials to be considered”)

- St. Louis) Washington University/B-JH/SLCH – None (“…we prefer to see scores in the 200’s on the first attempt”)

Mississippi

- Jackson) University of Mississippi Medical Center – None

North Carolina

- Chapel Hill) University of North Carolina – None (“We do not have a minimum USMLE board score cut-off requirement for interviews, but applicants who score below the mean or require repeated attempts to pass any exam are generally not competitive”)

- Durham) Duke University Hospital – None

- Winston-Salem) Wake Forest School of Medicine – 195 (“however, in recent years the applicant pool has been very competitive with a higher USMLE score cutoff”)

Nebraska

- Omaha) University of Nebraska Medical Center – None (“Last year, the median USMLE Step 1 and 2 scores were 234 and 243; each with one attempt”)

New Hampshire

- Lebanon) Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Program – None

New Jersey

- Camden) Cooper University Hospital – None

- Edison) Seton Hall/JFK Medical Center – None

- New Brunswick) Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School – None

- Newark) Rutgers New Jersey Medical School – None

New Mexico

- Albuquerque) University of New Mexico School of Medicine – None (>210 preferred)

New York

- Albany) Albany Medical Center – None (>220 preferred)

- Bronx) Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine – None

- Brooklyn) SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn – None

- Buffalo) University of Buffalo – “Step 1 percentile score of 80% or higher”

- Manhasset) Hofstra School of Medicine/Northwell – None

- New York) Mount Sinai (Downtown) – None

- New York) Mount Sinai – None

- New York) New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia) – None (“in recent years, applicants have scored above 95% on USMLE Step II”)

- New York) New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell) – None

- New York) New York University School of Medicine – 200

- Rochester) University of Rochester – 200

- Stony Brook) Stony Brook Medicine/University Hospital – None (“There is no strict cut-off, but most of the candidates we have interviewed have a USMLE score of >220”)

- Syracuse) SUNY Upstate Medical University – None

- Valhalla) Westchester Medical Center – None (220 for IM)

Ohio

- Cincinnati) University of Cincinnati Medical Center – None (“Our current group of residents has an average USMLE score of 224”)

- Cleveland) Case Western Reserve University – 210 for Step 1, 225 for Step 2

- Cleveland) Cleveland Clinic Foundation – None (>220 preferred)

- Columbus) Ohio State University Hospital – None

- Dayton) Wright State University School of Medicine – None

- Toledo) Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center – None

- Toledo) University of Toledo – 220

Oklahoma

- Oklahoma City) University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center – 50% percentile on USMLE scores with no failed attempts

Oregon

- Portland) Oregon Health & Science University – None (“but we typically match applicants with 220+ on USMLE Steps 1 and 2”)

Pennsylvania

- Allentown) Lehigh Valley Health Network – None

- Danville) Geisinger Health System – None

- Erie) UPMC Medical Education (Erie) – None

- Hershey) Penn State Medical Center – None

- Philadelphia) Albert Einstein Medical Center – None

- Philadelphia) Drexel University College of Medicine – None

- Philadelphia) Sidney Kimmel Medical College – None

- Philadelphia) Temple University Hospital – None (“scores of at least 220 are recommended”)

- Philadelphia) University of Pennsylvania Health System – None

- Pittsburgh) Allegheny Health Network Medical Education Consortium – 220

- Pittsburgh) UPMC Medical Education (Pittsburgh) – None

Rhode Island

- Providence) Brown University – None

South Carolina

- Charleston) Medical University of South Carolina – 220

- Columbia) Palmetto Health/University of South Carolina School of Medicine – None

Tennessee

- Memphis) University of Tennessee – None (“We highly prefer scores of 230 or above”)

- Nashville) Vanderbilt University Medical Center – 200

Texas

- Austin) University of Texas at Austin Medical School – None

- Dallas) University of Texas Southwestern Medical School – None

- El Paso) Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center-PLFSOM – None

- Galveston) University of Texas Medical Branch – None

- Houston) Baylor College of Medicine – None

- Houston) Methodist Hospital (Houston) – None (“Nearly all selected applicants to the program will have scored between 220 – 245 on first time Step 1 examinations”)

- Houston) University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston – None

- Lubbock) Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Lubbock – None

- San Antonio) University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio – None

- Temple) Texas A&M College of Medicine – None

Utah

- Salt Lake City) University of Utah – None

Virginia

- Charlottesville) University of Virginia Medical Center – None

- Richmond) Virginia Commonwealth University Health System – None

- Roanoke) Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine – None (210 for IMG’s)

Vermont

- Burlington) University of Vermont Medical Center – None

Washington

- Seattle) University of Washington – None

Wisconsin

- Madison) University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics – None (“We generally want to see scores at least in the 220s, with no failures. However, we are much more interested in matching applicants with exceptional character than with exceptional test scores.”)

- Milwaukee) Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals – None

West Virginia

- Huntington) Marshall University School of Medicine – 220

- Morgantown) West Virginia University – None
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