Department of Neurology


(for Springfield Programs)

Stipends for 2013-2014:

PGY I $48,952.00 PGY V $56,571.00
PGY II $51,000.00 PGY VI $58,764.00
PGY III $52,529.00 PGY VII $59,839.00
PGY IV $54,399.00    

The 2012-2013 stipends will be posted on the Residency Affairs website the first week of January 2012 ( 

Vacation/Sick/Bereavement/Education Leave

All residents/fellows may be permitted up to:

Child Care Leave

Residents and Fellows may be permitted to take up to twelve (12) weeks of leave without compensation in accordance with the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, after the birth of a child or the placement of a child with the resident/fellow for adoption or foster care. Contact Human Resources at the employing hospital for details.

Duty Hours

Each program will have duty hours optimal to the care of patients and in compliance with the general and special requirements of the ACGME.

Parking/On Call Rooms/Meals

All residents are provided with free parking.  Secured sleeping rooms are furnished for all residents who are on in-house call and nap rooms are available to residents at both hospitals. A meal voucher is provided to each resident taking 24 hour in-house call.


Residents are employed by either Memorial Medical Center or St. John’s Hospital, and are provided benefits through their employing hospital.  Health insurance is provided at a minimal charge; an optional family plan can be purchased.  Dental insurance is provided for the resident and family at a small fee.  Life insurance is provided at no cost; additional coverage may be purchased.  Disability insurance is provided at no cost.  Additional disability insurance is available.

Professional Liability Insurance

Residents and fellows are provided professional liability coverage through their employing hospital.  It will provide legal defense and protection against awards from claims reported or filed after the completion of the residency program if the alleged acts or omissions of the resident were within the scope of the residency program, in accordance with the affiliated hospitals’ self-insured trust and liability policy.

Patient Population

Primary service area - Springfield and vicinity (population 150,000)
Referral area - Central and Southern Illinois (population 2,000,000)
Residents care for patients from all socioeconomic, racial, gender, and age groups

Affiliated Hospitals

St. John's Hospital (755 beds), 800 East Carpenter Street, Springfield, IL
Memorial Medical Center (600 beds), 800 North First Street, Springfield, IL
(both are located in Springfield, 6 blocks apart)

Library Facilities

SIU School of Medicine Library; open 90 hours/week. Affiliated hospital libraries are available 24-hours-per-day. Photocopying; Medline searches, book, videotape and audiotape loans are available.


There is a wide variety of housing in all areas of Springfield. Past arrangements made by SIU residents include apartment or house rental, and condominium or house purchase.