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Houston, Texas

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Department of Neurology
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Residency in Adult Neurology

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Baylor College of Medicine Neurology Department Residency Program to

  • Foster your growth into a compassionate, intellectually curious, and critically thinking neurologist who is empowered to provide expert care for patients suffering from the most common to the rarest of neurological conditions;
  • Nurture a learning, work, and care environment characterized by professionalism, integrity, mutual respect, cooperation, mentorship, and open lines of communication;
  • Encourage balance between your career and your personal life.


The Baylor College of Medicine Neurology Residency Program is committed to training highly competent, ethical professionals who can thrive in the practice environment of their choice. Our training program is grounded in the values of intellectual curiosity, professionalism, empathy, and integrity. We believe that professional development requires a commitment from a faculty actively engaged in teaching residents both clinical neurology and the scientific underpinnings of neurological disease. Our rotations are chosen first and foremost for their educational value to the residents, not merely for the service needs of faculty members. Our residents care for a culturally and socioeconomically diverse group of patients with a wide variety of neurological conditions at five different hospitals and at the Baylor Clinic. We have created a balanced program that exposes our residents to the gamut of inpatient neurology experiences as well as to outpatient general and subspecialty neurology.

The Department of Neurology offers ten residency positions each year in adult neurology. Our program is a four-year categorical program. Therefore, there is no need to apply to a separate internship program. For details about the application process, please refer to the application process webpage. Please see the links above for a more detailed year-by-year description of our program.

Child Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities residents usually spend two years in general pediatrics and then spend nine months in the third post-graduate year (PGY3) and three months in the PGY4 year rotating through the adult neurology services. Please see the Child Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities web pages for more information.

During the PGY2-PGY4 years, our residents enjoy eleven to twelve months of electives and selectives Our call structure is frontloaded allowing ample opportunity for PGY3 and PGY4 residents to focus on personal and career development activities.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy to Residents

Baylor College of Medicine admits qualified physicians of any race, sex, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, handicap, age or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to physicians in training at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, handicap, age or sexual orientation in administrative policies, admission policies, and other school-administered programs.

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