The Neurology Residency at Wake Forest School of Medicine is a four-year categorical neurology program that includes the internal medicine year and accepts six residents per year. Residents benefit from broad and rigorous clinical patient care training while preparing to pursue a career in one of medicine's most exciting specialties.

Why Train at Wake Forest?

Wake Forest provides opportunities for advanced neurology training you won’t find anywhere else in the country. Highlights include:

  • A Brain Tumor Center of Excellence with Gamma Knife technology
  • An ALS Association -certified ALS Center
  • A large multidisciplinary multiple sclerosis clinic with an active clinical research program
  • A Comprehensive Epilepsy Center—one of the first in the country—with a large epilepsy monitoring unit and active epilepsy surgery program
  • The world-renowned Ward Riley Ultrasound Center with courses available to residents

Additional Specialties

  • Headache Program
  • NeuroCritical Care
  • Stroke

Emily E. Pharr, MD
“The Neurology Residency Program at Wake Forest School of Medicine is a dynamic, innovative program with a long history of excellence in patient care, research and education. The residents have a rich learning environment with a mix of inpatient and outpatient care experiences, and opportunities for a variety of post-graduate fellowship training programs at our institution.” 
Emily P. Pharr, MD, Program Director

Resident Reflections

Hear from current and past residents as they reflect on their experience in the Neurology residency program at Wake Forest.