We are Now Categorical-C: a program that begin in the PGY-1 year and provides the full training required for specialty board certification.
Welcome to the University of Florida Neurology Residency Training Program! The primary goal of our residency is to train compassionate and well-rounded neurologists who exhibit strengths in clinical care, professionalism, research, and the education of future generations. Our teaching mission is the department’s highest priority, and we pride ourselves on collaborating with our residents to provide a highly educational, flexible, and fun training program.
We are pleased to announce that we are now a four-year categorical program, with 7 available positions per year. During the PGY1 year, residents complete ABPN-required internal medicine rotations but spend the remainder of the year integrating into the Neurology Department, including an introduction to our inpatient and outpatient services, general outpatient clinics and their future continuity clinic patients, epilepsy/EEG interpretation, and a wide choice of electives. They are also paired with resident and faculty mentors as PGY1s and are encouraged to get an early start on research projects. This early introduction to neurology allows residents the opportunity to maximize their education, feel at home in our department, and make well-informed decisions about subspecialty career plans.
Residents in our program encounter a diverse population of inpatients and outpatients at our two affiliated teaching hospitals: Shands/UF Health Hospital and the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center. We are particularly excited about the recent opening of the brand-new UF Health Neuromedicine tower in December 2017. More than just a building, it was designed for the perfect interdisciplinary patient experience and brings together our inpatients (including 48 dedicated neurointensive care beds and 48 neuromedicine beds), outpatients, and state-of-the-art neuromedicine ancillary testing. It also houses the neurology resident didactics, sleep rooms, well-stocked lounge, and inpatient team workrooms.
One of the highlights of our residency is the standing weekly meeting between residents and program leadership to discuss any and all concerns. All programs have opportunities for improvement, and working with the residents to create their ideal program is one of greatest sources of satisfaction that we have as medical educators.
The University of Florida is one of the premier institutions for neurology in Florida and the southeastern United States. We are the only Joint Commission-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in north-central Florida. The Movement Disorders Center is world-renowned for its groundbreaking interdisciplinary model of care. The UF Department of Neurology has undergone significant growth, with multiple new faculty hires and new subspecialty divisions, and multiple new fellowship opportunities.
We look forward to receiving your application to our categorical program – it’s a great time to be a Florida Gator!
Christina A. Wilson, MD, PhD
Addie Patterson, DO
Associate Program Director, Neurology Residency Training Program
Leonardo Almeida, MD
|Michael Okun, MD
Chair and Professor, Department of Neurology
Co-Director Movement Disorders Center
National Medical Director of the Parkinson’s Foundation