Application Information

Program Codes

If you choose to apply to both PSTP and Neurology Residency Program, please be sure to also apply to the correct preliminary IM training program (1030140P1) and not one of the other Cedars-Sinai Department of Medicine training programs.
  • Physician Scientist Training Program (Advanced)
    • NRMP Program Code: 1030180A1
  • Neurology (Advanced)
    • NRMP Program Code: 1030180A0
    • ACGME Program Code: 1800521165
  • Med-Prelim/Neurology (Preliminary)
    • NRMP Program Code: 1030140P1
    • ACGME Program Code: 1400511040

PSTP applicants must have received, or be candidates for:
  • A combined MD/PhD degree, or
  • An MD degree with a strong record of significant research experience
Application Material

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as ERAS opens on September 15 and should submit the following information:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Transcript of medical school records
  • Personal statement
  • Medical student performance evaluation from dean
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • USMLE Step 1 results
  • USMLE Step 2 results, if available
  • Postgraduate training authorization letter for international medical graduates

Candidates must also meet the general application requirements for our Neurology Residency Program. At least 1 and preferably 3 letters of recommendation should be submitted from research mentors.

Additionally, if not explicitly stated in the applicant's personal statement, candidates must submit a supplemental letter detailing:

  • Prior research experience
  • Career goals, including areas of research interest
  • Subspecialty area of interest, if any
  • Individual Cedars-Sinai investigators the candidate desires to meet on interview day, if any

Subspecialty fellowship programs will offer acceptance of PSTP trainees to their programs at the time of the residency match.

Compensation & Benefits

Neurology Physician-Scientist Training Program participants receive a supplement during their residency years to present their research at a national or international meeting, and a $15,000 stipend is provided during the research years above the respective PGY scale.

Have Questions or Need Help?

If you have questions or would like to learn more about our training programs, please contact:

Neurology Education Office