Neurology residency program - Scottsdale

Program description

The Adult Neurology Residency at Mayo Clinic's Arizona campus is a subspecialty-focused training program.

Subspecialties include:

  • Autonomic disorders
  • Behavioral neurology
  • Cerebrovascular diseases
  • Clinical neurophysiology
  • Epilepsy
  • Headache
  • Movement disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Peripheral nerve disorders
  • Neuromuscular diseases

As a neurology resident at Mayo Clinic, you serve the ongoing needs of a large local population, as well as an extensive national and international referral network.

As a three-campus national practice, Mayo Clinic has a highly integrated working relationship among the neurology programs in Minnesota, Florida and Arizona.


The Adult Neurology Residency 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 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 residency also honors its roots by continually evolving, keeping the training innovative and contemporary. At the heart of the program is the faculty's view that education as a privilege — a unique opportunity to work with a superb group of young people who are the future of this field.

The Adult Neurology Residency at the Arizona campus of Mayo Clinic accepted its first three residents in 2005. We anticipate that three trainees will complete the program annually.

Oct. 10, 2017