is designed to produce physicians very skilled in clinical neurology
because we feel that both those who plan a career in research
neurology and those who enter private practice must first be
very good clinicians. We have specifically designed our training
to teach the resident to do what neurologists are most often
called upon to do: to evaluate and treat a wide variety of patients
in an outpatient setting and to evaluate hospital consultations.
of the department include a very broad range of clinical material,
the integration of all the clinical services on one campus, the
opportunity to interact with the large number of neuroscientists
on our campus, and especially, the very close relationship between
the residents and the faculty.
have diverse interests, and some have national and international
standing for their research and/or clinical work. Some are skilled
laboratory scientists, while others are interested primarily
in clinical neurology, neurodiagnostic studies and clinical investigation.
Most of the faculty see patients and teach the residents and
students. Both the clinic and consultation services have close
faculty supervision. Most of our faculty have on-going research
programs and there are nearly 60 other neuroscientists on our
campus and many of them have a good deal of influence on our
residents through lectures and seminars in the basic neurosciences.
for research is available. All residents must be
exposed to individuals involved in significant neurological research,
whether or not they themselves plan to do research. All
residents also have sufficient, well-supervised training in critical
care neurology and in the care of our own hospitalized patients.
Rotations on inpatient services make up a relatively small percentage
of our clinical training. All the training is arranged so that
the residents are given progressively more responsibility as
their skill increases. Visit this site for a list of typical
rotations. Perhaps the greatest modification to the
schedule in recent years is the concept of night float. A
designated resident takes call Sunday night through Thursday
night, leaving only Friday and Saturday the only true call nights.
We have good
evidence that we are producing excellent physicians. A major
strength of our program is the outstanding quality of our residents. The
record" of our residents after completing their training
has been exceptional. They have been accepted in very prestigious
fellowship positions, a large number have obtained academic faculty
positions, and many have excellent private practices.
We accept up
to three residents each year after an approved preliminary first
year of Internal Medicine residency in the United States or Canada.
We select our trainees through the Neurology Resident Matching
Program. The University of Texas Medical Branch Department of
Internal Medicine gives consideration to our residents for a
preliminary first year, but they cannot guarantee such positions
and applicants must apply for those positions separately.
the 2007 Residency Match, we will use both the Electronic Residency
Application Service (ERAS) and the National Resident Matching
Program's (NRMP) Main Match. With the NRMP, Neurology
applicants will be able to take full advantage of the NRMP's
couple's matching service, which allows two applicants to link their
rank order lists so that they match into pairs of programs suited to
their needs. For more information about the matching process
see the NRMP website at
www.nrmp.org. International graduates should also
send their USMLE scores and an indication of their visa status. UTMB
will sponsor J-1 and H1b visas.
who are accepted must have a personal interview, but we receive
a large number of applications and feel it is unfair to ask all
applicants to go to the expense of a trip to Galveston. After
review of credentials, applicants considered competitive for
a position will be invited for an interview between October and
information can be found at the
UTMB Graduate Medical Education