Training Future Neurologists
The University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences Neurology Residency is a four-year categorical program committed to training the next generation of neurologists. As a categorical program, residents are automatically granted preliminary positions in the UND Transitional Year Residency Program.
The neurology residency fosters a culture of academic and clinical excellence in patient care and provides residents with opportunities in academic research to pursue their individual interests in neuroscience. Our faculty members are approachable, personable and eager to teach. Residents can expect to work alongside faculty from every subspecialty, including:
- Clinical neurophysiology
- Movement disorders
- Multiple sclerosis
- Neuromuscular diseases
- Neuro-critical care
- Pediatric neurology
To learn from the region’s most talented neurologists, residents will complete the majority of their rotations at the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND, with the option of doing a three-month pediatric neurology rotation at the Sanford Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.
In the upper Midwest, the Sanford Medical Center is North Dakota’s newest state-of-the-art academic medical center. It features an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center certified by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association, along with centers of excellence in multiple sclerosis and Huntington’s Disease, a four-bed epilepsy monitoring unit and an endowed Parkinson’s Disease research laboratory.
As a Level 1 Trauma Center with multiple ICUs, residents will have the opportunity to diagnose and treat a variety of neurological conditions.
Meet our Faculty
Our team brings broad educational experiences to our program from a variety of neurology subspecialties. Our faculty is deeply invested in education and has a passion for teaching. Meet the faculty you’ll work with at Sanford Health in Fargo and Sioux Falls.
What to Expect from the Application Process
Our residency program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduation Medical Education and will accept three residents annually. Applications will only be accepted electronically through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). All applicants should have completed and passed step one of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMPLEX) prior to the application deadline. We also require both USMLE/COMPLEX step two (clinical knowledge and clinical skills) results uploaded into ERAS by Feb. 1 of the following year to be ranked by our program.
As a resident, you will have elective opportunities throughout your four years of training, allowing you to customize our curriculum to fit your future practice. Get an inside look into each year of the program by viewing available electives and the full curriculum block rotation.