Letter from the Program Director
Thank you for your interest in our Neurology Residency Program at Saint Louis University. This is an exciting time to start a career in Neurology. Numerous diagnostic and therapeutic modalities have been discovered in the last ten years that give us the tools necessary to better treat our patients with neurological disorders.
Our mission as a training program is to give our residents the knowledge necessary to become exemplary Neurologists in whatever path they choose to pursue in their future. Our program allows residents to succeed whether they enter academic medicine as a researcher or clinician, or clinical practice in a private practice setting. Our past residents serve as the best proof of the strengths of this residency program. Our residents have consistently performed very well on both residency in training exams and their board certification exams. Our graduating residents have consistently secured prestigious fellowship positions across the nation in the subspecialty of their choice and subsequently went on to become exceptional clinicians, educators, and researchers in the field of Neurology. We offer a variety of fellowship opportunities at our center for our residents, including Vascular Neurology, Sleep Medicine, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Interventional Neurology. We have strong faculty in all subspecialties of Neurology, but offer exceptional opportunities for learning with our Mid-America Stroke Network, SLUCare Sleep Disorders Center, Multiple Sclerosis Center, Movement Disorders Clinic, and Neuromuscular Program.
Our department has a long tradition of treating patients and training residents with numerous alumni practicing across the nation and around the world. We are proud to be part of Saint Louis University which is a Jesuit institution made up of more than 13,500 students that values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. For nearly 200 years, the University has gone beyond teaching facts and figures, encouraging students and residents to form ideas and identities.
St. Louis is an excellent place to live while you learn your craft. I am proud to call St. Louis my hometown, and if you haven’t visited before, I think after learning more about it, you will agree that is a wonderful place to live. The people and atmosphere are friendly and kind. Attractions include excellent museums, professional sports, concerts, outdoor activities, and history with a reasonable cost of living for our residents.
What separates our program from the others you are looking at? I believe our greatest strength is the great passion for teaching by our faculty and residents. In addition, we strongly encourage an atmosphere of mutual respect and friendliness.
We are excited about new changes and improvements at our medical center, including a new Dean of the Medical School and a new 500 million dollar hospital and ambulatory care center that our residents will be able to train at starting in 2020. We thank you for your interest in our residency program.