Neurology Residency Program

Program Overview

Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida — in affiliation with Nemours Children's Health — offers a three-year Child and Adolescent Neurology Residency. Mayo and Nemours have been collaborating in pediatric care for more than a decade to provide vanguard training for residents and fellows. Our residents come from across the United States and obtain academic positions and clinical positions at nationally recognized centers.

The Child and Adolescent Neurology Residency offers you an extensive inpatient and outpatient clinical experience, didactic programs and research opportunities in a tertiary care setting with coverage of all pediatrics specialties. The pediatric portions of the residency take place at Nemours Children's Health and adjacent tertiary care 220 bed Wolfson Children's Hospital. The adult clinical experience is provided at Mayo Clinic.

The training program supports either an academic or a clinical professional career. The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Inc. (ABPN) requires that you complete a minimum of two years of general pediatrics residency or one year of pediatric residency, plus one year of internal medicine residency to become certified in neurology with special qualification in child neurology. The two year general pediatric residency can be completed at the adjacent University of Florida in Jacksonville program that forms an integral portion of the Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

The Child and Adolescent Neurology Residency is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).


Program Details

Curriculum and Rotations

The curriculum of the pediatric endocrinology training program is designed to fulfill the educational goals of clinical education, research, teaching and lifelong learning. Each area involves several teaching methodologies, including one-on-one teaching, "hands-on" education, independent study and formal didactic sessions.

A typical rotation schedule includes the following rotations:



Child and adolescent neurology (inpatient and outpatient)     

12 blocks

Adult neurology (inpatient, clinic and electives)

12 blocks

Core clinical neurophysiology

2 blocks

Child psychiatry

1 block


12 blocks


The first rotation is in child neurology so you can become oriented to Nemours and the Division of Neurology. Your time is divided between the inpatient and outpatient services. You also attend a course in basic neurology through afternoon teleconferences that are shared between Nemours and Mayo Clinic.

The adult and child neurology rotations are integrated throughout the three years. In the first year, you have seven months of adult and three months of child neurology. In the second year, there are three months of adult and three months of child neurology. Finally, in the third year, you have two months of adult and six months of child neurology.

Rotation Descriptions

Child neurology inpatient services

During hospital rotations at the adjacent 160-bed Wolfson Children's Hospital, you admit and care for patients on the neurology service and provide neurological consultations for the general pediatric service, pediatric intensive care unit, neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties and the emergency department.

You gain experience with a wide variety of acute and subacute neurological diseases, from common to unusual pediatric neurological problems. The neurology inpatient service at Wolfson includes adult and child neurology residents, pediatric and at times family practice residents and students. Child and adolescent neurology residents are expected to coordinate team activity and participate in teaching of more-junior residents and students.

Child neurology outpatient services

The child neurology outpatient clinic serves both primary and consultative patients from other pediatric services. All patients are seen under the supervision of an attending child neurologist. You have the opportunity to see and manage a broad spectrum of pediatric neurological problems, and you gain experience in the evaluation and treatment of common and unusual neurological disorders in children and adolescents of all ages. In addition, you have an opportunity to work in our Neurocognitive Testing Center with our neuropsychologist and school psychologists to participate in the assessment of children with a diverse array of developmental, learning, communication and cognitive disorders.

Throughout your residency, you have your own child neurology continuity clinic for one-half day every other week. In the second and third years of training, your pediatric continuity clinic is one-half day every week. This allows you the opportunity to follow a panel of your own patients over a period of several years under the supervision of an attending pediatric neurologist.

Adult neurology inpatient services

During your inpatient assignments, you evaluate neurological disorders in a state-of-the-art inpatient setting, including the neuro-intensive care unit. You also learn to evaluate and treat neurological emergencies in the Mayo Clinic hospital emergency department and participate in daily teaching rounds.

Adult neurology outpatient services

While on outpatient rotations, you evaluate patients with common and unusual neurological conditions. You participate in daily case discussions and have outpatient education opportunities on special outpatient teaching services.

Core clinical neurophysiology

During the first two months of your second year, you and all the Mayo Clinic adult neurology residents in Florida have an intensive clinical neurophysiology rotation. This assignment includes didactic instruction and practical experience in the basics of:

  • Autonomic function testing
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Electronystagmography
  • Evoked potentials
  • Nerve conduction studies (NCS)
  • Polysomnography
  • Interventional stroke
  • Epilepsy surgery

After completing this rotation, you can spend elective time in EEG, EMG or the sleep neurology services.

Child psychiatry

In your second year, you spend one month with the Division of Psychology and Psychiatry at Nemours, where you are exposed to an array of inpatient and outpatient psychological and psychiatric disorders.


You have nine months of elective rotations to use throughout your residency. Typically, you have one month of elective in the first year, three months in the second year and five months in the third year. In addition to further training in child neurology, you have many elective options in clinical, laboratory specialty and research at Nemours, Mayo Clinic's Florida campus and Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Call frequency

The call schedule is different for each rotation. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science follows the recommendations of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Research and Didactic Training

Research Training

You are required to participate in one or more research projects during your Child and Adolescent Neurology Residency. To facilitate development of research skills, Nemours offers courses in research methodology and evidence-based medicine, which residents are encouraged to attend.

Short-term research projects require a two- to six-month commitment and do not take time away from your residency responsibilities. You have ample opportunity to pursue projects such as patient-generated case reports and chart reviews under the supervision of a faculty research mentor.

Didactic Training

Clinical conferences, seminars, small discussion groups, journal clubs and one-on-one instruction are all an integral part of the Child and Adolescent Neurology Residency. Nemours and Mayo Clinic have an integrated teleconference system that allows residents to attend conferences at any site without having to travel.

Child neurology residents — while on adult neurology rotations — participate in Mayo adult neurology teaching conferences and have the opportunity to attend selected adult conferences in person or via teleconference. Similarly, there are dedicated child neurology clinical conferences, journal club, neuroradiology and other conferences in which resident attendance and participation is expected. In addition, there are formal didactic courses that are required during your residency.

During your three years of training, you take core clinical neurology, neuroscience, neuroanatomy, neuropathology and ethics courses in addition to the required two-month clinical neurophysiology course at the start of your second year.

Salary & Benefits

Stipend and Benefits —  Mayo Clinic College of Medicine & Science

About Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville

Located downtown on the beautiful St. Johns River, Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville is an outpatient pediatric clinic that provides specialized care for children in Northeast Florida, Southeast Georgia and beyond. We also see patients at the adjacent Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

This is a daytime view of the Nemours Children's building in downtown Jacksonville, Florida.

Premier Pediatric Collaboration

Your training is provided through a seamless, time-tested affiliation between Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville and Wolfson Children's Hospital. Our strong weekly academic schedule helps educate residents from the local University of Florida program, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and the combined U.S. Army/Navy program in Bethesda, Md.

Wolfson is the only tertiary referral children’s hospital in the Northeast Florida and Southern Georgia region. The 250-bed facility has 12 operating rooms, with approximately two to three per day dedicated to orthopedics. Wolfson’s Emergency Department is staffed entirely by fellowship-trained pediatric emergency medicine physicians. The trauma center is Level 3.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

This program is a collaborative effort between the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville.

Nemours is a multispecialty pediatric academic institution. Our faculty consists of 7 pediatric neurologists, 2 neuropsychologists and 3 pediatric neurosurgeons. All faculty members are subspecialty trained, including epilepsy, neurovascular and stroke, sleep, neuromuscular and neuroimmunologists. Developmental neurology and neuropsychology are an integral portion of the program. Patients are seen at Nemours and Wolfson Children’s Hospital, the main tertiary care children’s hospital serving a catchment area for 3 million people.

Apply Today


Two positions are available on a competitive basis each year in the Child and Adolescent Neurology Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida.


To apply for the Child and Adolescent Neurology Residency, you must have successfully completed the required preliminary graduate medical education — either two years of pediatric residency or one year of pediatrics combined with one year of internal medicine residency training.

Admission to the three-year Child and Adolescent Neurology Residency can be following two years of pediatric residency at the Jacksonville campus of University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville (ACGME ID 3201121055), which requires a separate ERAS application.

The transition from pediatrics is integrated, with most of our trainees choosing this route — spending the entire five years at the pediatric campuses located in Jacksonville.

We also consider residents who plan to complete two years of pediatric residency not at University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville, but rather at a different Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited graduate medical education program. This will not affect your admission to the Child and Adolescent Neurology Residency at Mayo Clinic.

Neuroscience MD. and PhD. candidates may enter the child neurology program after one year of pediatric residency, subject to approval by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. Entrance is at the PGY-3 level.

Also see general admissions requirements for Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education.

How to Apply

The academic year begins July 1 of your senior year in medical school.

The application and all supporting documentation must be submitted by Dec. 1, two years preceding the program start date.

You must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

  1. Visit the ERAS website. All applications to Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education programs must include these application materials
  2. Appointments are made through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Candidates must register through the NRMP website in addition to applying through ERAS.
  3. Applicants considered for an appointment will be invited to visit Mayo Clinic for a personal interview with the program director and selected faculty. Interviews are conducted between September and January each year.

Questions About Applying?

Raj Sheth, MD
Program Director

Lori Spier
GME Coordinator, Neurology
Phone: (904) 697-3942