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Adult Neurology Residency Program

Program Overview

Curriculum and Rotations

We have a fully accredited, categorical residency program in adult neurology. Resident rotations and activities follow the guidelines and requirements of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The training opportunities are provided at the University of Missouri Hospitals and Clinics (UMHC), Harry S Truman VA Hospital and Howard Rusk Rehabilitation Hospital.

PGY1: Residents rotate through Internal Medicine for 36 weeks, Neurology for 8 weeks, Psychiatry for 4 weeks and Vacation for 4 weeks.

PGY2: Residents rotate on the MU inpatient service for 32 weeks, the EEG/Epilepsy service for 12 weeks, Neuroradiology for 4 weeks and Vacation for 4 weeks.

PGY3: Residents rotate through EMG/Neuromuscular clinic for 12 weeks, Neuropathology for 6 weeks, Child Neurology for 12 weeks, Private Practice Simulation at Truman VA for 16 weeks, Research block time for 2 weeks and Vacation for 4 weeks.

PGY4: Residents rotate through MU hospital as Senior Resident for 17 weeks, Neurology Subspecialty clinics for 29 weeks, Research block time for 2 weeks, and Vacation for 4 weeks.

Stipends and Compensation

Stipends are adjusted annually.

For the Academic Year 2015-2016 the stipends are as follows:


1 $51,007
2 $52,797
3 $54,538
4 $56,781
5 $58,868
6 $61,356
7 $63,797


  • Malpractice insurance
  • Full access to health, life, disability and other insurance benefits as offered by the University of Missouri-Columbia benefits plan
  • Health care and dependent care tax saving plans
  • Residents' lounge with 24-hour access to complementary food
  • Lab coats and pager
  • Unlimited access to the MU Health Sciences Library, including 24 hour online privileges
  • Online access to UpToDate™, Ovid™ database, Micromedex™ and innumerable electronic journals from any terminal in the hospital
  • Access to various neurology journals and publications
  • Membership to the American Academy of Neurology, which includes a subscription to Continuum magazine
  • Allocated book fund per year to each resident
  • Travel allowance to attend one national meeting during residency
  • Use of the electronic medical record system in in-patient and out-patient settings
  • Designated work area in the department office; each of our PGY-2 through PGY- 4 residents has their own individual desks
  • Designated neurology call rooms on neurology floor of the hospital

For more details about health benefits, visit the Human Resources Department.

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