Education and Training

UT Southwestern is the major tertiary referral center for neurological disorders in the region making it an ideal training ground for residents and fellows.

The Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics is committed to providing a dynamic and progressive environment for our residents and fellows and offers the only neurology residency program in the region.

Residents and Fellows 2013
Residents and Fellows 2013

The Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern offers a categorical four-year residency program in adult neurology accredited by the ACGME and recognized by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

The Pediatric Neurology unit offers a fully-accredited three-year fellowship program in child neurology and a combined five-year fellowship program in pediatrics and pediatric neurology based at Children’s Medical Center Dallas.

The Pediatric Neurology unit also offers a fully accredited four-year program in neurodevelopmental neurology, as well as both a four-year program in neurodevelopmental disabilities, and a combined six-year program in pediatrics and neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDD). NDD graduates are eligible for boards in pediatrics, adult and pediatric neurology, and neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Nearly all of UT Southwestern's graduating neurology residents pursue additional training. Our graduates are highly successful in obtaining competitive fellowships at UT Southwestern and other institutions.

Fellows receive training in many clinical subspecialties and we also offer laboratory-based research fellowships for those pursuing clinician-scientist careers. The Department has added fellowship programs in movement disorders, neuro-oncology, and headache medicine.