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Prospective Residents for Neurology

Where Dreams Do Come True!

Our Neurology Program

Program Director:  Dr. Samantha Dial, MD
Assistant Program Director:  Abdullah Al Sawaf, MD
Program Coordinator:  Carolyn L. Higgason, BA (
Phone:  217-545-7210
Fax:  217-545-1903
P.O. Box 19643, Springfield, IL 62794-9643


  • 4-Year Program (PGY-2 match in Neurology assures PGY-1 position)

  • Comprehensive Inpatient/Outpatient Experiences - broad range of clinical problems encountered

  • State-Of-The-Art Clinical Programs

  • Tertiary Care Programs In: Alzheimer Disease, Epilepsy, Movement Disorders, Headache, Neuromuscular Disease, Neurorehabilitation and Stroke

  • Structured program in basic neurosciences with additional experience in neuroradiology, neuropathology, and clinical neurophysiology

  • High faculty-to-resident ratio for close interaction & frequent informal teaching sessions

  • Faculty actively involved in clinical & basic research -
    Many of our residents have published articles during their residency
    (See “Resident  Presentations & Publications” section)

  • Our residents consistently achieve board certification.

  • Residents in the program consistently score above the national average on the AAN Inservice exam

Rotations include:  Inpatient Service, Stroke Service, Neuro-Critical Care, Night Float, Subspecialty Clinics, Neuroradiology, Psychiatry, Neuropathology, EEG, EMG, Pediatric Neurology, Ophthalmology, Chief Rotation-PGY-4, and Research. 

Subspecialty Clinic Rotation includes:  Alzheimer and memory, Neuromuscular, Movement Disorder, Neurorehab/Pain, Epilepsy, Stroke, Botox, Neurosurgery, Muscular Dystrophy, and General Neurology.


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