Immersion Program in Epilepsy

The Neurology Residents Scholar Program (NRSP) is designed for second- and third-year neurology residents as an additional opportunity in epilepsy education. The Neurology Residents Scholar Program is an intensive 2-day course that addresses all clinical aspects of epilepsy, including the latest developments in diagnosis and treatment.

Founded by the late Dr. John Gates of the Minnesota Epilepsy Group, PA®, the NRSP is in its 13th year of educating residents about epilepsy to improve patient care. The curriculum is intended to augment general neurology residency programs. With epilepsy presenting in one-third of adult neurological disorders and more than two-thirds of pediatric neurological cases, there is a definite need to better inform general neurologists about this condition.

Who Should Attend
Residents who receive a scholarship to attend the NRSP are selected by their program directors. Ideal candidates for the program are committed to improving their diagnostic skills and furthering their knowledge of the treatment of epilepsy. During this 2-day meeting, residents attend interactive lectures and participate in breakout workshops in which they discuss clinical cases with colleagues from across the United States. Each resident is required to prepare and present one brief case study on an epilepsy-related topic of their choice.

Participants who attend the 2015 NRSP will receive access to the NRSP app for downloadable PDF’s before the program and several other resources relating to the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy.

Thank you for your interest in the 2015 Neurology Residents Scholar Program. If you have any questions about this program, please contact Mindy Rohr, Account Director, at (866) 360-1717, ext. 107 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The NRSP is Presented by Creative Educational Concepts, Inc. (CEC)

The NRSP is supported through independent educational grants from:

Platinum Level Presenting Supporter:

Gold Level Educational Supporter:
Acorda Theraputics

  • About the NRSP Founder

    John Robert Gates, MD

    John Robert Gates, MD, passed away on September 28, 2005, after a courageous battle with cancer. As a young man, he was identified as an academically talented student by A Better Chance (ABC), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping talented youth from the inner city. He was awarded entrance to a private college prep school and then graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University. Dr. Gates completed his medical internship, residency, and fellowship at the University of Minnesota Medical School, earning the Benjamin Shapiro Award for Most Outstanding Neurology Resident.

    Dr. Gates co-founded the Minnesota Epilepsy Group, PA®, in St. Paul, Minnesota, and grew the practice into a world-renowned, comprehensive epilepsy treatment center. He authored hundreds of publications in his area of expertise and enjoyed a national and international reputation as an outstanding lecturer and teacher. He held many influential professional appointments and was a champion of medical research and development. He received the prestigious J. Kiffin Penry Award for Excellence in Epilepsy Care from The American Epilepsy Society. Dr. Gates was beloved by his patients both for his brilliance in epilepsy and his warm and compassionate heart. He was renowned for his compassion, his ready humor and quick wit, his endless devotion to his family and friends, his inveterate commitment to his profession, and the betterment of the lives of those with epilepsy. We will miss his warm touch, big hugs, and his enthusiasm and passionate zeal for living life to the fullest.