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Department Profile

Sponsoring Department:

Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology with administrative responsibility by the Department of Psychiatry.


Fellowship Location:

The fellowship training program is both hospital- and outpatient-based at University of Illinois Chicago Medical Center and the Neuropsychiatric Institute.



By the start of the training the applicant must have completed residency training in an ACGME-approved program in Psychiatry or Neurology and be considered board-eligible by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. In addition, an Illinois medical license is required prior to beginning training. The program is approved for up to two fellowship positions at any one time but may only offer one position depending upon funding.



The goal of the Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Fellowship Training Program is to train highly qualified behavioral neurologists and neuropsychiatrists for careers in clinical practice, medical education, and research. On completion of the program, fellows will be:

  •  Well-versed in the fundamentals of neuroanatomy and neuropharmacology
  •  Able to assess, diagnose, and treat patients presenting with a spectrum of neurobehavioral syndromes and neuropsychiatric disorders
  •  Able to pursue lifelong independent self-education to keep abreast of the field.

Upon completion of the training program, the graduate will be eligible to take the certification examination offered by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties.