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Residency Program
Welcome to the University of Florida Neurology Residency Training Program! The primary goal of our residency is to train compassionate and well-rounded neurologists who exhibit strengths in clinical care, professionalism, research, and the education of future generations. Our teaching mission is the department’s highest priority, and we pride ourselves on collaborating with our residents to provide the best training experience possible.

We accept seven residents per year into our advanced program, with guaranteed PGY1 Internal Medicine positions. Residents in our program encounter a diverse population of inpatients and outpatients at our two affiliated teaching hospitals: Shands/UF Health Hospital and the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center. We are particularly excited about the opening of the brand-new UF Health Neuromedicine tower in December 2017. More than just a building, it was designed for the perfect interdisciplinary patient experience and will bring together our inpatients (including 48 dedicated neurointensive care beds and 48 neuromedicine beds), outpatients, and state-of-the-art neuromedicine ancillary testing, such as neuroradiology, EEG, EMG/NCS, and neurosonology. All of our residents receive a strong and well-rounded education, with further specialization in dedicated clinical, research, or educational tracks.

The University of Florida is one of the premier institutions for neurology in Florida and the southeastern United States. UF Health was ranked 21st in the country for Neurology and Neurosurgery by U.S. News and World Report. We have the only Joint Commission-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in north-central Florida. The Movement Disorders Center is world-renowned for its groundbreaking interdisciplinary model of care. The UF Department of Neurology has undergone significant growth, with multiple new faculty hires and new subspecialty divisions, and new fellowships in neurotrauma, multiple sclerosis, and neurocritical care. It’s a great time to be a Florida Gator!

Christina Wilson   Christina A. Wilson, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Program Director, Neurology Residency Training Program   Michael Okun, MD
Chair and Professor, Department of Neurology
Co-Director Movement Disorders Center
National Medical Director of the Parkinson’s Foundation
Augusto Miravalle, MD, FAAN
Associate Professor of Neurology
Associate Chair of Education

Chief, Multiple Sclerosis Division

Jennifer Shipley
Program Coordinator


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