Quick Facts

  • Categorical four-year program (guaranteed internal medicine internship + three years neurology residency) with continuous ACGME accreditation
  • Eight adult neurology residents per year (increased from six residents per year in 2017) 
  • Training sites include the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and the Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, right across the street. The two sites combine an ideal mix of general neurology and complex (tertiary) referrals from across the state and neighboring regions.
  • New clinical curriculum based on modified x + y scheduling:
    • Provides elective time for PGY2 residents
    • All-night float call system for junior and senior residents
    • Only one-week (six nights) of night float at a time (popular two-person on-call system with in-house junior and senior residents)
    • Resident Continuity of Care (COC) clinics separate from inpatient and outpatient rotations
  • During the last rotation of the year, all PGY1 residents participate in the Neurology Immersion Block–a structured in-class curriculum, augmented with buddy calls, to ease the transition from intern to neurology resident
  • Within our residency program, we have tracks to help facilitate our residents' career goals. These tracks include:
    • Clinical Neuroscientist Training Program (CNS-TP)
    • Clinical Neuro-Educator Training Program (CNE-TP)
  • Opportunities for Resident Leadership Development Programs, Quality Improvement Projects, and Independent Research Projects
  • Travel expenses and paid educational time are provided to attend the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) annual meeting once during residency training
  • An educational allowance of $1,200 total (roughly $400/year during the Neurology years), applicable to print and electronic media, equipment, board testing, and travel to additional meetings
  • Off-site electives (including international) are allowed for PGY3 and PGY4 residents
  • Full access to department and university library resources, including an extensive array of online journals and books