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Adult Neurology Residency (Florida)

Adult Neurology Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida


The Adult Neurology Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, integrates extensive practical exposure to all aspects of current clinical neurology, with a firm grounding in underlying scientific principles and methods of clinical investigation.

This training program helps prepare you for neurological practice by exposing you to the rapidly expanding body of neuroscience information and the human nervous system.

Neurology Residency at Mayo Clinic in Florida


Neurology Residency at Mayo Clinic in Florida

The four-year Adult Neurology Residency offers:

  • Community practice in an academic setting
  • State-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic and research facilities
  • Cutting-edge electronic medical record
  • Multidisciplinary simulation center
  • Strong didactic curriculum that is patient centered and learner focused
  • Direct patient care responsibilities throughout your residency commensurate with your training and experience
  • Exposure to a diverse patient population
  • Exposure to common and uncommon neurological disorders
  • Comprehensive outpatient experiences
  • Ample elective time
  • Full-time faculty with experience in all subspecialties of neurology
  • Assistance in achieving your professional goals
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration throughout Mayo Clinic

Matching to the specialty program includes a one-year Internal Medicine Preliminary Residency (PGY-1) that is available only for trainees who complete all of their residency training at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida. The goal of the one-year Internal Medicine Preliminary Residency is to provide a solid foundation for further training in anesthesiology, dermatology, neurology, radiation oncology and radiology advanced programs.


The Adult Neurology Residency is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).


Graduates are eligible to take the board examination of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Program history

The Adult Neurology Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida began in July 2002 and has received maximum ACGME accreditation every cycle since its inception. Our residents have participated in numerous departmental, institutional, regional and national committees. As of June 30, 2012, the resident complement is four annually.

Frequently asked questions (and answers)

What do residents like about the program?

"Mayo Clinic is a world-renowned institution with one of the best reputations in medical training, and it is also recognized for its patient-centered care and ground-breaking disease discoveries. As a resident, I was immediately surprised by the level of thoroughness and personal involvement from every faculty member in literally every case. Patient’s symptoms are analyzed from every angle and every aspect of the case is taking into account to offer the most individualized treatments." — Rocio Vazquez Do Campo, M.D., class of 2017

"What I love most about Mayo Clinic as an enterprise is the people and philosophy, and that is exactly why I wanted to stay for residency. Every physician within Mayo truly lives the three shields of Mayo Clinic and continue to foster Mayo Clinic ideals in all that they do. I have been able to find mentors that are top specialists in their subspecialties and been able to carry out many research projects. Throughout both medical school and now into residency, excellent mentors who are well connected and willing to help are easy to come by." — Amanda Porter, M.D., current resident

What is the patient diversity? Do you get enough bread-and-butter neurology?

"Despite Mayo’s reputation as a place that deals with the toughest cases (which is certainly true — during my residency I had the opportunity to see patients with very rare conditions, and patients from all over the world who had traveled long distances to be evaluated at Mayo Clinic because of its reputation), there is still plenty of exposure to more common 'bread and butter' neurology during residency, providing for a very solid, well-rounded education. By the end of my residency I felt fully capable and confident to be an attending General Neurologist in either an outpatient or inpatient-based setting. I also felt I had the tools and opportunities necessary to pursue fellowship training in any of the neurologic subspecialties." — Ryan Walsh, M.D., class of 2011

"Doing residency in a tertiary referral hospital like Mayo Clinic Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, certainly exposes you to a very complex and unique patient population. Mayo also has one of the largest and most experienced transplant practices in the U.S. We take care of a significant amount of transplant patients with their neurologic complications. With that being said, I think that when you learn how to treat complex cases you definitely feel comfortable assessing patients that are not as complex. We do get exposed to enough bread-and-butter neurological cases, both in the inpatient and outpatient settings." — Sebastian Lopez Chiriboga, M.D., class of 2017

What is the relationship between the residents and the faculty?

"I was pleasantly surprised with how approachable and accommodating our attending neurologists were, many of whom are world-renowned in their respective fields. They are all very willing to help residents further their interests in research, education, and patient care." — Christopher Kyper, M.D., current resident

"Despite having busy schedules and many academic responsibilities, faculty at Mayo Clinic are very approachable and have a genuine interest in teaching." — Rocio Vazquez Do Campo, M.D., class of 2017

How does the program prepare you for your future career endeavors?

"I’m not sure I’d be where I am today if I hadn’t pursued my residency at Mayo Clinic. During my residency I had the opportunity (through ample elective time) to pursue rotations in several neurologic subspecialties. Because there is plenty of exposure during residency to the more inpatient-based subspecialties, I opted to use much of my elective time to explore rotations in several of the more outpatient-based subspecialties." — Ryan Walsh, M.D., class of 2011

"Mayo did a great job of training me for my future career as a neurohospitalist without a fellowship, and even prepared me to become chief of an 11-hospital system for neurology after only a few years of practicing." — Heidi Woessner, M.D., class of 2013

"The program provides well-rounded exposure in the different subspecialties and techniques in neurology under the supervision of well-renowned faculty physicians in neuromuscular, headache, epilepsy, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, EEG, EMG, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, autonomics, neuro-oncology, neuro-ophthalmology, NICU, and strokes and vascular neurology. The experience, knowledge and skills acquired during the Adult Neurology Residency will definitely empower and facilitate the accomplishment of my immediate and future career goals in neurology." — Vanessa Marin Collazo, M.D., class of 2016

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