Adult Neurology Residency (Arizona) residents having a discussion during training.

Graduate medical education in neurology at Mayo Clinic

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The Adult Neurology Residency at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Arizona is deeply committed to training excellent clinician scientists and educators who will be leaders in the field of neurology. 

The foundation of the program is built upon Mayo Clinic’s three shields: patient care, education, and research. We foster a culture of collegiality, collaboration, and communication to provide the highest quality of clinical care and train world-class neurologists. 

Highlights of the program include: 

  • Mayo Clinic prides itself on providing high-quality compassionate medical care. Residents develop clinical expertise through a structured didactic curriculum and diverse exposure to the breadth and depth of clinical neurology.
  • We integrate tailored mentorship and career development programs from the preliminary year to fellowship.
  • Residents are instructed throughout the training to be educators and mentors to junior residents and medical students. Opportunities to lecture at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine are also available for interested residents.
  • Endless opportunities for clinical and translational research at Mayo Clinic with the scope to collaborate with faculty and residents at all three sites.
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core tenants that shape the department and residency program. Our faculty and residents come from around the world and bring unique and diversified experiences. Integrated into our curriculum are opportunities to care for underserved communities and students at Arizona State University.
  • We’re passionate about the well-being of our residents and promoting a healthy work-life balance through self-care and building a close-knit community outside the hospital.

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Adult Neurology Residency (Arizona) faculty and fellows having a discussion.
Erika Driver-Dunckley, M.D.

Director's welcome

Our primary goal is to train you to become a world-class neurologist. The keys to our program's success are the three Cs — collaboration, cooperation, and communication. Education is a priority here, and every faculty member in neurology is committed to the program and to you, the resident. 

Video: The Arizona Experience


Video: The Arizona Experience


The program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.


Mayo Clinic's Adult Neurology Residency is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. and leads to certification in neurology.

Program history

A wall at Mayo Clinic lists the names of all the neurology residents and fellows who have trained at Mayo — more than 500 people. It is a long heritage. Reflecting on his experience as a neurology resident at Mayo Clinic in 1919, John Doyle, M.D., spoke of "the team spirit that fostered the development of individual talents and mutual advancement" and promoted "reciprocal development" of staff and residents.

Almost 100 years later, that same collaborative, collegial relationship between staff and trainees still flourishes in the Adult Neurology Residency, combining resources and talents across Mayo Clinic's three campuses. Learn more about the Mayo Clinic Model of Care.

The Adult Neurology Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona accepted its first three residents in 2005. We anticipate that five trainees will complete the program each year.

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