Welcome from the Program Directors
Ralph F. Jozefowicz, M.D.
Thank you for your interest in Neurology residency training at the University of Rochester. The University of Rochester Medical Center has a long tradition of excellence in education, patient care, and research. More than 80 years ago, well-known educator Abraham Flexner’s revolutionary report, Medical Education in the United States and Canada, proposed a vision of university-based medical education that would support the powerful interaction of three distinct but interrelated missions: scientific inquiry, learning, and patient care. When he looked to establish a medical school based on his philosophy in New York, Flexner told then University President Rush Rhees that the University of Rochester presented an ideal place for “a medical school of the highest order.” Leadership in medical education and research remains a hallmark of the University today.
Adam G. Kelly, M.D.
Associate Program Director
The University of Rochester Department of Neurology has a long tradition as one of the premier neurology departments in the United States. The department currently has 95 full-time faculty, as well as 17 voluntary and 11 adjunct faculty. In 2011, extramural research support totaled $31.3 million, and the department has consistently ranked within the top 6 nationally in NIH research funding. Yet rather than rest on its laurels, the department is again aggressively expanding further, with a total of 22 new faculty recruits anticipated over the next 5 years, as part of the University of Rochester Medical Center's strategic plan for 2009-13.
The University of Rochester Neurology Residency Program is considered one of the top and one of the most attractive neurology training programs in the nation. The program emphasizes excellence in clinical neurology and has produced academic neurologists, practitioners of neurology, researchers, and teachers. The primary goals of the training program are to provide:
- Excellent clinical training in the practice of neurology
- Opportunities to take part in clinical research
- Opportunities to develop and maintain an investigative career in the neurosciences
- A sound fund of knowledge in the neurosciences upon which future educational activities can be added
The Adult Neurology Residency Program at the University of Rochester is a four-year categorical program in neurology that includes a preliminary (PGY-1) year of internal medicine training. This preliminary year is supervised by both the neurology and internal medicine program directors. The core curriculum of the first year is identical to that of the First Year Categorical Medicine residents. The program has recently increased in size to six residency positions per year.
We hope the outstanding educational opportunities available through the Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester interest you. We invite you to submit an application.