The Department of Neurology has a number of activities with respect to its educational mission. The activities include teaching the fundamentals of neuroscience to undergraduates in the college at The University of Chicago. In addition, medical students and graduate students have the opportunity to enroll in a number of required and elective courses organized by the Division of Biological Sciences that are partly taught or directed by members of the Department of Neurology. Some of these courses target the basic or clinical neurosciences while others involve research rotations (e.g., the Summer Research program for medical students) including mentoring for PhD degrees. The courses are supplemented by a variety of additional neuroscience educational opportunities throughout the Division. The Department of Neurology trains Neurology residents in the PGY-II to PGY-IV years. Lastly, a clinical and research fellowship program is administered by the faculty of the Department of Neurology.
The Neurology residency training program at The University of Chicago provides full training in clinical neurology. Our objective is to educate residents by exposing them to an excellent clinical and research environment, which will allow them to make well-informed decisions about their ultimate career choice, while providing outstanding patient care. Resident physicians completing this three-year program will be eligible for board certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. We have trained many competent neurologists who have excelled in academic medicine as well as community and private practice.
The Neurology Fellowship Programs at The University of Chicago are dedicated to specialized training in a variety of neurologic subspecialties. Click the links below to learn more about each of our programs.
Explore the links below to read about and ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for each visiting option. The Department of Neurology does not have a clinical shadowing program or an undergraduate program; if you are interested in either of these options please apply to the Volunteer Office.