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Adult Neurology Residency Curriculum

Block Schedule

The Saint Louis University neurology residency program provides exposure to numerous subspecialty rotations. SLU uses a schedule with blocks of six weeks, divided into approximately four weeks of inpatient rotations and two weeks of outpatient rotations. 

MICU (4 weeks) General Neuro (9 weeks) General Neuro (1 week) General Neuro (9 weeks)
SLU Internal Medicine (12 weeks) Stroke (9 weeks) Stroke (1 week) Stroke (9 weeks)
VA Internal Medicine (8 weeks) VA IP (7 week) VA IP (1 week) VA IP (9 weeks)
Psychiatry (4 weeks) Peds IP (8 weeks) VA OP (1 week) NM/EMG (2 weeks)
Emergency Medicine (4 weeks) SLU OP (2 weeks) Peds OP (4 weeks) SLU/OP (5 weeks)
General Neuro (4 weeks) Continuity Clinic (9 weeks) SLU OP (6 weeks) Continuity Clinic (11 weeks)
Stroke (4 weeks)

EMU (2 weeks)

Continuity Clinic (8 weeks) Elective (12 weeks - includes 2 week required Dementia Elective)
VA Outpatient (4 weeks) Elective (2 weeks) EMU (1 week)  
Neuroradiology (4 weeks)   Neuro ICU (9 weeks)  
Neuropathology (4 weeks)   Nights (9 weeks)  
    NM/EMG (2 weeks)  
    Elective (6 weeks)  
* Vacation (3 weeks)
*Holiday Break (1 week)

Research, Conferences and Workshops

Residents are encouraged to enroll in departmental research activities. Residents can design new research or join ongoing research. Residents must complete the Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI) web-based educational courses in research and get certified before starting their research. This course is free for our residents. Research projects are shared with an attending physician who acts as the resident’s research mentor. At the end of the year, residents can share their research with members of the department and the University during the Department of Neurology research day and the GME Resident Poster Day. Residents may apply for GME research scholarship funding each year.

The department encourages attendance at national conferences. Each resident is allocated $500 yearly to spend on educational resources or register for national conferences or workshops. Residents whose abstracts are accepted at national meetings receive additional monetary support in addition to the yearly resident fund.


We offer a large variety of electives for residents to choose from, with most elective time in the PGY-3 and PGY-4 years. Residents may create their own or select from the list of pre-constructed electives below: 

  • Neuroradiology
  • Neuropathology
  • Neuromuscular
  • Epilepsy, EMU
  • Movement Disorders
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Dementia
  • Headache, Botox
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Pain, Anesthesia
  • Research