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Neurology

Residency OverviewNeurology


Philosophy

Our training 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.

The Department

The strengths 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.

The Faculty

Our 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.

Schedules

Elective time 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 annual 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.

Results

We have good evidence that we are producing excellent physicians. A major strength of our program is the outstanding quality of our residents. The "track 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.

Application Information

We are a categorical program (1714180C0), and we accept up to five residents each year. We select our trainees through the Neurology Resident Matching Program and the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). 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 visas.

More information can be found at the UTMB Graduate Medical Education site.