Overview of the Program

The Neurology Residency Program at the University of Pennsylvania creates leaders in Neurology, balancing clinical training, a broad educational curriculum, and career development.

We seek residents who are driven to advance the field of Neurology. Our program balances breadth and depth in clinical training with an extensive didactic curriculum. Residents can elect to participate in additional programs of discussion and development in Research, Education, and Clinical career paths (the "Firm" system). The Department holds an NINDS R25 grant, which allows research-oriented residents to apply for additional laboratory time during residency. Residents also take advantage of programs in Global Health, a Leadership in Quality track, and training in clinical epidemiology. We are committed to supporting our trainees through their transition to career independence.

We are located on the historic campus of the University of Pennsylvania, home of the Nation’s first medical school. The geographic integration of the University of Pennsylvania allows our trainees to access the extraordinary academic resources of the larger University as part of their scholarly and career development.

Most of our residents live in downtown Philadelphia, within walking and biking distance of campus. The vibrant cultural, athletic, dining, and social scene of Philadelphia provides the backdrop for friendships that extend well beyond the halls of the hospital.

Our department is one the largest of its kind, with over 80 full-time faculty distributed over 12 clinical divisions and 20 sub-speciality programs. Most of our faculty is engaged in academic pursuits, in addition to their clinical work. Clinical training is principally at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the flagship hospital of the Penn Health System, and one of the Nation’s top hospitals.

The three other sites of training are located in downtown Philadelphia within walking or biking distance. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), consistently ranked as the top hospital of its kind, is the site of training in pediatric neurology. The Penn Presbyterian Medical Center is the integrated site of trauma care for the health system, and provides additional training in neuro-critical care. Pennsylvania Hospital (founded 1751) is the Nation’s first hospital and is the home of the Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders Center.

Program details and application information are available in the links to the left.


Contact Information

Department of Neurology
3 Gates, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Frances E. Jensen, MD, FACP
Chair of Neurology

Raymond S. Price, MD
Program Director

Vanna Hing, Residency Coordinator

Telephone: (215) 662-3370

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