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Neurology Residency Program

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Ralph F. Jozefowicz, M.D.
Program Director

Colleen Tomcik, M.D.

Colleen Tomcik, M.D.

Associate Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the University of Rochester Neurology Residency Program. Our Program is considered one of the top and one of the most attractive neurology training programs in the nation and was ranked 12th in the Doximity Residency Navigator in 2020. We have eight residency positions per year. 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 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.

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.

Welcome from the Neurology Chair

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What Sets Us Apart

Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, read more regarding our key department initiatives.

International Programs

The Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester has built affiliations with 3 Universities in Poland, Spain and Zambia.

Research and Mentoring

The University of Rochester Department of Neurology has a strong tradition of both basic and clinical research.

Discover the Neurology Residency

What Our Residents Say...


"I chose the University of Rochester due to three points: The strength of the neurology program in regards to resident education; our outstanding program director; and engaging professors and attending physicians. I've also found the expertise of the neurologists here is a great resource to learn from."

"The program fully supports the education of the residents. Another unique point is the ability to teach medical students and other residents in a collegial environment.  I find both our program director and department chair to be outstanding educators and advocates for the residents."

Joseph S. Modica (PGY-4)

Medical School: Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Residency: University at Buffalo / Hometown: Buffalo, NY

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