Residency Program Overview


The OU neurology residency was founded in 1972 and currently has 24 positions, six in each year, postgraduate year PGY 1 through PGY 4.  The OU Department of Neurology and its faculty members are dedicated to the education, growth and career guidance of its residents.  In 2008, the department underwent a complete revision of the residency curriculum based on the ACGME Neurology Residency Review Committee (RRC) program requirements, the six ACGME competencies, and the learning objectives for neurologists published by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  The result is a comprehensive, competency-based curriculum that blends an extensive and innovative didactic curriculum with equally extensive and varied clinical experiences. 


The goals of the OU neurology residency program are:

  • To provide resources and opportunities for each resident to achieve excellence in the 6 ACGME competencies
    • Patient care
    • Medical knowledge
    • Practice-based learning & improvement
    • Interpersonal & communication skills
    • Professionalism
    • Systems-based practice
  • To assist each resident in achieving the ability to function independently as a neurologist by the time of graduation.