Education & Training

Since 1888, the University of Minnesota has been an international leader in neurology research and education. Soon after WWII, Dr. A.B. Baker established one of the first residencies dedicated to the neurology training, as well as the American Academy of Neurology (AAN).

Medical Students

From basic sciences courses through electives, and involvement in our SIGN events, there are many ways to learn about Neurology and its cutting-edge subspecialties.


Our residency program allows you to shape your training to meet your experience and research goals, with an excellent foundation for fellowship or practice.


Get to know more about our eight subspecialty fellowships, all of which are pushing the field of Neurology forward through exciting research and exceptional patient care.

Our trainees learn to use cutting edge diagnostic and therapeutic tools including deep brain stimulation, intravascular stenting and coiling, endovascular thrombectomy, intracranial EEG monitoring, transcranial magnetic stimulation, gene therapy, neuroprotective therapies for neurodegeneration, and functional imaging with 7 Tesla MRI among others.        

We thank you for taking a look at our training programs and hope to meet you soon.   

May your brain stay healthy and sleep well,

Michael Howell, MD, FAAN, FAASM
Vice-Chair for Education