MCW Adult Neurology Residency Program

Interview Updates

The Adult Neurology Residency Program will be conducting virtual interviews for the 2022-2023 academic year.

About our program

Welcome from the Adult Neurology Residency Program

Thank you for your interest in the Neurology Residency Program and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).  I encourage you to follow our program on Twitter ( and Instagram (@mcw_adult_neurology) to stay in touch. 

At this time, we do not have a final answer as to whether our interview process for the 2022-2023 Match will be in-person or virtual.  We will update our webpages and will announce on Twitter when a final decision has been reached.

While the circumstances surrounding the Match and clinical care have remained a challenge due to the on-going pandemic, our commitment to resident education remains unwavering. 

Our mission is to:

  • Challenge our residents to achieve the highest standards of professionalism and excellence in patient care
  • Guide trainees in discovery and exploration of the full scope of the academic mission: clinical care, education, scholarship, administration, patient safety and quality improvement, and community engagement
  • Mentor all Neurology residents as individuals from internship through to successful practice and beyond
  • Nurture the professional growth of each resident toward their personal goals based upon their unique talents and strengths

Throughout your training, you will work in three hospital environments.  The primary teaching hospital is Froedtert Hospital, a tertiary-care academic medical center.  You will also train at Children’s Wisconsin (our tertiary-care pediatric hospital) and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center.  As these are all health care environments, vaccinations are required (including but not limited to COVID-19). 

The Department of Neurology includes clinical faculty from virtually all subspecialties of Neurology.  Training for residents involves working with these faculty in both the inpatient and outpatient environments.  Inpatient rotations at Froedtert include the inpatient Neurology ward service, the inpatient Neurology consult service, the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, and the recently-renovated Neurological Intensive Care Unit.   At Children’s Wisconsin and the VA Medical Center, residents will work on the inpatient consultation services.  To enhance your outpatient experience, you begin your continuity of care clinic experience as an intern.  In addition, your subspecialty clinic rotations begin at the end of the intern (PGY1) year.  Outpatient clinical experiences include working in the neurophysiology labs for EMG and NCV studies and specialty clinics with faculty at all three locations.   

The primary didactic sessions are presented during an Academic Half Day on Fridays from 12:00 to 3:00.  A three-year curriculum cycle is utilized to ensure all residents have formal didactic exposure to all topics.  Our Grand Rounds (Friday mornings at 8:00) allow residents and faculty insight into the latest research and clinical practice within Neurology and related fields from experts here at MCW and around the country.  All lectures transitioned to virtual platforms in 2020 due to the pandemic; Academic Half Days and Grand Rounds are expected to continue in a hybrid fashion for 2022-2023. 

As a categorical residency program, we offer guaranteed PGY-1 positions at our institution through an agreement with the Department of Internal Medicine.  Our interview season should start in October.  Stay tuned to learn more about our interview process as we finalize it based on national and institutional guidelines.

We look forward to working with you throughout the residency application process and beyond.


Chad Carlson, MD, FAAN
Professor of Neurology and Vice Chair - Education
Program Director – Neurology Residency
Medical College of Wisconsin


Meet the Team

A brief introduction to the team that leads the Adult Neurology Residency Program.

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Program Overview

During a typical interview season, Dr. Carlson provides an in-person introduction and overview of the program. We have converted this content to work in this virtual interview season.

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Meet the Residents

Our outstanding residents are the key to the program’s continued success. Here our residents talk about the program.

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Meet the Faculty

Our faculty span the range of neurological subspecialties and have expertise in clinical care, patient safety and quality improvement, research, education, and administration.

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Life in Milwaukee and Upper Midwest

Residency is busy, but not so busy that you won’t be able to take advantage of the many amazing opportunities in the city of Milwaukee and the surrounding areas

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Contact Us

Contact us with questions concerning application to the adult residency program.

Ashlie Schaffner
Medical Education Coordinator II
(414) 955-0623


For all questions about our residency program, please contact

Department of Neurology
Medical College of Wisconsin
9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
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