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Education and Training

Why Train at UT Southwestern Neurology?

The Department of Neurology, ranked among the top 18 US neurology departments by US News World Report, and among the top 22 in NIH funding by the Blue Ridge Medical Institute, provides rigorous education and training for the next generation of neurologists and neurology leaders. At each stage, our trainees are closely guided by a cadre of dedicated faculty with strengths and expertise across a broad range of neurological subspecialties. For those residents who are interested in pursuing a research-centered career, one in four UT Southwestern neurology faculty lead federally funded research programs, bringing the richness of discovery into the learning environment. Our trainees typically go on to lead accomplished careers both in academia and in a variety of communities, leveraging their experiences in our program to accomplish their varied career goals.

Medical Students

Our medical students are offered a wide range of opportunities from clerkships, to elective rotations to research opportunities. These experiences serve to expose them to the field of neurology as a whole and within UTSW. Students gain exposure both to multi-subspecialty training and a diverse patient population.

Medical Student Opportunities


self-directed and individualized, curated, intensive, outpatient, full-spectrum clinical experience, humanistic

At the heart of our residency is our Adult Neurology program, accredited by the ACGME and recognized by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. We also have Neurology-Psychiatry, Child Neurology, and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities programs. We offer a Research Track and a Clinical Educator Track for those who want more formal training.

All Residency Programs


The department boasts 12 Fellowship Programs as well as laboratory-based research fellowships for those pursuing further clinical specialization as well as careers as clinician-scientists. Over the last five years, 95% of UT Southwestern's graduating neurology residents have pursued such additional post-residency training opportunities. More than one-half of these have chosen UT Southwestern neurology fellowships – a testament to the quality and breadth of our subspecialties.

All Fellowships

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Our programs provide a vigorous and intensive training experience, but at the same time, create a collegial, friendly, and supportive learning atmosphere. The campus culture strives to achieve excellence, but at the same time, is learner-focused and welcoming. Location matters, even during residency, and Dallas blends culture, music, art, and fun into one big city.

Full Spectrum Clinical Exposure

UT Southwestern Medical Center is one of the flagship medical institutions in the large University of Texas system. We possess diverse clinical settings with which we serve our local community as well as the region and the nation. These include the new Parkland County Hospital (983 beds), the William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital (816 beds), and the North Texas Veteran's Affairs Hospital (835 beds). The breadth of our faculty is considerable, with over 100 subspecialty clinical faculty representing 12 neurological subspecialties and 12 fellowships from which to choose. The depth of our program and the richness of facilities are truly unrivaled – we boast not only 1 but 3 neurocritical care units (48 beds), 2 neurovascular units (52 beds), 2 sleep centers, and our 2 adult epilepsy monitoring units (24 beds).

This compounded set of clinical training facilities is among the largest in the nation. The Peter O'Donnell Brain Institute (OBI), established in the past five years, partners with Neurology and 4 other brain science departments to support clinical activities, education, and research to drive continued growth. This partnership greatly amplifies what the Department of Neurology can achieve. The Department and Program leadership alike are open-minded and receptive; our shared goal is to provide trainees with flexible, curated, and individualized training experiences as well as a supportive framework in which to ensure your maximal success and fulfillment as future neurologists.