Education & Training

The academic mission of the Department is to provide a basic understanding of the causes of neurological disorders and through this understanding to develop effective new therapies. We aim to recruit the best, brightest, and most motivated applicants in order to train the neurologists and neuroscientists of the future. The academic faculty are distributed among four public teaching hospitals: the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview (UMMC); Hennepin Healthcare; and Regions Hospital. Diverse patient populations constitute a major strength of our clinical, research, and training programs. Across the public teaching hospitals, the Department cares for more than 1,000 neurology inpatients per year, provides 2,000 inpatient consultations, and accounts for 10,000 outpatient visits.

Introduction/Explanation of Manual

Welcome to the Neurology Fellowship Programs! These Programs are sponsored by the University of Minnesota Department of Neurology. The Program Manuals provide policies and procedures for each program. Contact your Program Director or your Program Coordinator should you have any questions about contents found in the manual.

The Institution Manual is designed to be an umbrella policy manual. Some programs may have policies that are more rigid than the Institution Manual in which case the program policy will be followed. Should a policy in a Program Manual conflict with the Institution Manual, the Institution Manual will take precedence. References and/or links to Institution and Department-level policies have been added in all applicable sections of this manual.

Program policies are created to ensure the program meets the requirements of the institution, accrediting bodies, and applicable governing boards. More information can be found on their respective websites.