Michigan State University/Sparrow Health System Neurology Residency Program

Welcome to the Neurology Residency home page for Michigan State University and Sparrow Health Systems. Our residency prides itself on having brought together an enthusiastic group of physician scientists and clinical educators to mentor young neurologists seeking their training at Michigan State University. Our residency is a broadly based training program, combining the best of an outstanding Capital City community sized hospital with all the academic and social advantages found within a Big-Ten University environment.

This unique combination provides residents with exposure to challenging clinical cases, research, private practice, and academic neurology within the framework of a Big-Ten town and social scene. We have outstanding neurobiology clinical and neuro-epidemiology research, which will be explored with you by extraordinary clinical educators.

Residents will be encouraged to develop either a clinical focus or an academic/research focus through the initial stages of their residency experience. Accelerated clinical opportunity and independence will also be highlighted during the middle portions of the residency. The University and private neurology faculty during the residency's last year will help direct and polish individuals for fellowship and successful professional lives.

2018 MSU/Sparrow Neurology Residents and Faculty

Major influences of the Department include: geriatric neurology, movement disorder, stroke, neuro-ophthalmology, a National MS Society clinic and a Muscular Dystrophy Association clinic along with other, standard general and subspecialty neurology clinics important for a broad based foundation in neurology. With the residency being at one of the country's great universities, a tradition of working hard but playing hard is also encouraged both on campus and off.

2018 Resident Graduates and Residency Program Directors

The Michigan State University Department of Neurology faculty have won numerous teaching awards from the MSU medical schools and is dedicated to producing the most well rounded neurologists possible. We seek candidates with sustained and focused interest in neurology who have shown excellent performance in the didactic and clinical aspects of their medical school training and who also understand the value of learning and having fun as a team.

Please note that Sparrow has established that all new hires must be nicotine free. You will be required to sign a waiver stating that you are nicotine-free prior to being scheduled for an interview. You will not be hired if any nicotine or nicotine metabolites are in your system regardless of the source. Electronic cigarettes, nicotine gum, nicotine patches, etc., will result in positive test results. 






The first neurology resident retreat was held in 2012 and was an all day event that allowed residents a day of camaraderie, team building and fun with their fellow residents! This has become an annual event that is welcomed by the residents as they are excused from their normal resident duties to participate. Below are pictures of this year's resident retreat held on January 19, 2017.  


Residents participate in a team building activityResidents discuss the 2014-2015 Residency year
Residents participate in a team building activityResidents enjoying the retreat




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