Adult Neurology Residency

Thank you for your interest in the Neurology Residency Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). Our mission is to provide every resident with comprehensive training in neurology to prepare them for a successful career whether that involves subspecialty fellowship training at a major academic institution or private practice in a rural setting. Letter from the Program Director

Residency Information

Program at a Glance

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is located in Milwaukee, a city on the shores of Lake Michigan with a metropolitan area of population of over 1.5 million people. MCW is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital, a tertiary care referral center and Level 1 Trauma Center. Residents also rotate at the adjoined Children's Wisconsin and the nearby Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The three different hospitals provide unique patient care experiences and varied patient populations to add to the training experience.

The Neurology Residency Program is accredited by the ACGME and currently holds a status of Continued Accreditation under the ACGME’s Next Accreditation System. For applications to the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Neurology, we do have a few requirements. We do not review any application until it has 3 letters of recommendation, CV, Personal Statement, and USMLE or COMLEX scores. Our program sponsors J1 and H1b visas.

Highlights of our program include:

  • Accredited for 22 residents | 5 positions for even Match years (e.g. Spring 2018) and 6 positions for odd Match years (e.g. Spring 2019)
  • Integrated PGY-1 year in preliminary internal medicine
  • Resident Outpatient Experiences:
    • Neurology Continuity of Care Clinic begins in your PGY-1 year
    • Subspecialty Clinic experiences beginning in your PGY-2 year with clinic opportunities in:
      • Neuromuscular Medicine
      • Epilepsy
      • Autonomic Disorders
      • Sleep Medicine
      • Dementia/Memory Disorders Clinic
      • Neuro-Immunology
      • Neuro-Oncology
      • Neuro-Ophthalmology
      • Movement Disorders
      • Vascular Neurology
      • Interventional Neurology
      • Palliative Care
      • Headache Medicine
      • Neuropsychology
      • Pediatric Neurology

Facilities and Programs:

  • Twelve-bed Neuro-Intensive Care Unit staffed by Neurointensivists
  • Complete Neurodiagnostic facilities including:
    • Sleep Laboratory
    • Autonomic Testing
    • EMG/NCV
    • Evoked Potentials and Intra-operative Monitoring
    • EEG
    • MEG (magnetoencephalography) Center
    • Neuroradiology including fMRI (both clinical and research applications)
    • Nuclear medicine (including PET and SPECT)
  • Neurointerventional Program with three fellowship-trained Neurointerventional Neurologists
  • Dedicated Adult and Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Units
  • Neuropsychology Division with Expertise in Pediatric and Adult assessments

Didactic Lectures and Teaching:

  • Academic Half Day from 12:00 pm-3:00 pm on Fridays
    • Three year curriculum design
      • Neuro-emergencies and Neurological Fundamentals occur annually in the first three months
      • Core Neurology topics occur twice (each) in the three year cycle
  • Neurology Grand Rounds
  • Clinical Conferences
    • Epilepsy Surgery Conference
    • Movement Disorders Video Rounds
    • Brain tumor Board
    • Vascular Neurology (Stroke) Conference
    • NICU Journal Club
Sample Residency Schedule

6 months Froedtert Wards/Neurocritical Care Unit
1 month Epilepsy Monitoring Unit/EEG
1 month Froedtert Consults
1 month Neuroradiology
3 months VA Consults

3 months Froedtert Wards
2 months Pediatric Neurology at Children’s Wisconsin
1 month Epilepsy Monitoring Unit/EEG
1 month EMG/NCS
3 months VA Consults
2 months electives

3 months Froedtert Wards
1 month Pediatric Neurology at Children's Wisconsin
1 month Psychiatry
1 month EMG/NCS
1 month Neuropathology
2 months VA Consults
3 months electives

Contact Us

For further questions concerning application to the adult residency program

Ashlie Schaffner

Medical Education Coordinator II

(414) 955-0623
Department of Neurology
Medical College of Wisconsin
9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226