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Adult Residency

The Vanderbilt Neurology Residency Program is a 4 year, categorical program that aims to train outstanding clinical neurologists and the future leaders in neurology. Our diverse, general and sub-specialty faculty are committed to providing residents with unparalleled clinical experience at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center inpatient and outpatient facilities along with the Nashville Veterans Affairs Hospital.  The institution, department and program are committed to creating an environment conducive to educating residents in the care of diverse patient populations with a focus on system-based care in a culture of safety, and rigorous academic pursuits. Our unique program has many innovations including resident involvement in neurology clinic starting PGY-1 year, our annual practice habits feedback module, and a detailed mentoring program.  Didactics focus on not only medical knowledge but also critical literature review in order to create a foundation for life-long learning.  Our graduates are uniformly successful on board examinations and consistently obtain their desired fellowship and/or employment upon graduation.

*** FAQ for applicants currently applying for the 2020 match ***

- Successful applicants will have graduated from medical school within 3 years.

- We do not consider applicants with USMLE scores less than 200.

- We do sponsor H1b and J1 visas.  We do require US clinical experience.

- Application review starts 9/15/2019.  Interviews are conducted on Tuesdays, October through January. While most interviews are offered by the end of October, we keep an active "waitlist" in case of cancellations through early January.  We respectfully request cancellations notification as soon as possible, at least two weeks before the interview date.

Program Administration



Christopher Lee, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor

Adult Neurology Program Director


Heather Koons, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Adult Neurology Associate Program Director


Reena Black, M.B.A.

Program Manager

Phone: 615-936-1567


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