Adult Neurology

The Department of Neurology offers a fully accredited, categorical four-year residency program in Adult Neurology. We select eleven adult neurology residents per year. Graduates are eligible for board certification in Neurology. Our residents are an exceptional and diverse group, bringing a wealth of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences that enrich our learning environment and nurture a strong sense of community. Our track record speaks volumes, with over 90% of our graduates (since 2017) pursuing a range of prestigious fellowships. Some choose to continue their journey right here at UT Southwestern, while others embark on careers at other renowned institutions worldwide. Within our program, we offer a comprehensive array of neurological specialties and electives, allowing you to tailor your training to your unique interests.

Lauren Phillips, M.D.


"Welcome to the UT Southwestern Neurology Residency Program! The next four years are for you to identify, develop, and pursue your passions. Our distinguished, internationally renowned faculty is dedicated to educating the future generation of neurologists."
Lauren Phillips, M.D., Program Director


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Program Structure

Postgraduate Year 1: Integrated Internship 
Postgraduate Year 2: Introduction to Neurology 
Postgraduate Year 3: Mastering Your Skills 
Postgraduate Year 4: Becoming a Neurologist 
Teaching Conferences 
Core Rotations and Electives 
Special Opportunities 

Resident Scholarly Activity

We provide extensive funding opportunities to support your pursuits in all facets of scholarly work. Whether you are looking to do clinical or basic science research, quality improvement research, or medical education projects, our faculty has federal and institutional funds to help you flourish. You will develop projects under the guidance of mentors and seasoned investigators. Our faculty runs a series of intensive workshops throughout the year covering hypothesis generation, research design, and statistical methods. All senior Neurology Residents present the culmination of their scholarly work at the annual Neurology Research Day. We invite all faculty and trainees in the department to attend this two-day symposium. Our R25 track residents enroll in a program that complements clinical training with intensive, focused research, with a goal of applying for NIH funding at the conclusion of the program, the beginnings of a pathway towards independent research.

We offer tracks designed to sculpt your educational journey and will curate your rotations according to the track that resonates most with your needs.

Research Track     Clinical Educator Track

What Our Residents Say

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