We teach the fundamentals of neuroscience, clinical implications, and correlations to undergraduates in the College at the University of Chicago. Medical and graduate students enroll in required and elective courses in the Division of Biological Sciences that are taught or directed by members of the Department. These courses target the basic and clinical neurosciences while providing hands-on research rotations, including summer research programs for undergraduates and medical students, as well as mentoring for PhD degrees.

Medical students begin their graduate medical education journey in our residency program where they learn the essential skills required for autonomous practice as neurologists.  Many of our program graduates continue their education in one or more of our many specialized fellowship programs led by experts in the field.  Upon completion of their medical education, our graduates become leaders within the field of clinical 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.

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Our programs are dedicated to specialized training in a variety of neurologic subspecialties. Click here to learn more about each of our programs.

  • Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatrty (UCNS)
  • Clinical Neurophysiology (ACGME)
  • Epilepsy (ACGME)
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • NeuroCritical Care (ACGME & UCNS)
  • NeuroEndovascular (accreditation pending)
  • NeuroEpidemiology (StrokeNET)
  • Neuromusuclar Medicine (ACGME)
  • Sleep Medicine (ACGME)
  • Vascular Neurology (ACGME)


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.

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