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Director's Welcome

As program director, I view my role as to be your advocate. It is the program's philosophy that the best possible learning occurs when residents and a committed clinician-educator care jointly for a patient in an environment that is conducive to learning.

Direct collaborative patient care, in which residents work together with an attending physician to care for individual patients, is the most fundamental learning activity on all core and elective rotations for virtually all of the six Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) core competencies. All rotations during this residency are best thought of as building blocks, with each educational experience building upon and enhancing the core competencies.

During the entire length of training, our residents are exposed to the different subspecialties of neurology in the context of a general neurology practice. The principles that are the cornerstone of our training program emphasize:

  • Exposure to and acquisition of the competencies in neurology
  • Compassionate patient care that promotes health
  • Application of current epidemiological and behavioral sciences to patient care
  • Practice-based learning by investigating and evaluating methods of practice and using that information to improve care
  • Effective communication skills with patients, their families and other health care providers
  • Professionalism and sensitivity toward a diverse patient population
  • Application of a system-based practice that implements a multidisciplinary approach to patient care

We hope that this website provides you with a glimpse of what it would be like should you choose to pursue your training with us. I also encourage you to review the websites for Mayo Clinic's neurology residency in Rochester, Minn., and neurology residency in Arizona.

Regardless of which Mayo Clinic neurology training program you choose, you can be assured that you will not be disappointed. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us for more information.

Thank you for your interest in our Mayo Clinic neurology training programs.

  • David J. Capobianco, M.D.
    • Adult Neurology Residency Program Director
    • Mayo Clinic in Florida
  • Nov 16, 2012
  • ART536945