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Adult Neurology Residency

Are you thinking about applying to our Adult Neurology Residency Program? To help you take the next step and enter your Neurology training, take a look at the information we’ve laid out for you below:

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Neurology Residency Class of 2021

Adult Neurology Training

The Adult Neurology Residency program at Saint Louis University Hospital is one of the oldest training programs in the United States. We offer a 4-year categorical program, beginning as a medical internship in PGY1 and extending through PGY4. We have 24 positions (six per year). We are accredited by the American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and comply fully with the requirements of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).

Our residents are exposed to a diverse range of pathologies as we accept patients from both Missouri and Illinois. Our Attendings are approachable, highly specialized and encourage our trainees to think critically and form accurate medical decisions. They teach graded responsibility. Our alumni have carved a niche for themselves as highly skilled Neurologists throughout the country, and most of them enter top-ranked fellowship programs after graduation.

The paramount objective of our program is to provide our residents with up-to-date and evidence-based educational resources through our daily didactic sessions. These include morning case reports, noon conferences, journal clubs, grand rounds, and interactive online subspecialty conferences. Our residents also have free access to American Academy of Neurology online learning Programs.

Unique facts about our ACGME-accredited neurology residency:

  • Based on ACGME’s endorsement, we require our residents to develop general competencies in the areas of patient care and procedural skills, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems- based practice. Handbook of Neurology Residents is a comprehensive collection of ACGME’s information and program requirements, University and Department policies, goals and objectives, rotation schedules, and American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology requirements.
  • We harbor a friendly learning environment, with professional and considerate interactions with all hospital staff, patients and their families.
  • We have more than 20 subspecialized and dedicated faculty members. They also provide one-to-one mentorship to our residents during each academic year.
  • Monthly resident meetings in which issues related to inpatient and outpatient services, new ideas are openly discussed. These suggestions are then discussed at the monthly meetings with the Program Director in an open manner.
  • PGY-4s leading the General Neurology team staff patients overnight with the on-call resident for 4 days of the week. This opportunity provides them confidence to practice as a general neurologist immediately after graduation.
  • We offer accredited fellowships in clinical neurophysiology and vascular neurology. Unaccredited fellowships are offered in Interventional Neurology and Movement disorders.