Adult Neurology Residency
The Department of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine offers clinical neurological training in a four-year residency program approved by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and leading to certification in neurology or neurology with special competence in child neurology. Required internal medicine training is provided at Barnes Jewish Hospital as a part of this program.
The aim of the program is to provide trainees with the skills necessary for lifetime excellence in the clinical practice of neurology, either in an academic or a practice career. To accomplish this, the program integrates extensive practical exposure to all aspects of current clinical neurology with a firm grounding in underlying scientific principles and the methods of clinical investigation. The challenges of neurological practice in the next century will require familiarity with a rapidly expanding body of neuroscience information, sound clinical judgment, communication skills, compassion and appreciation of medical ethics. Residency training in neurology cannot be a time of passive fact acquisition; rather, it should be the beginning of a wonderful, lifelong quest to understand how to ameliorate disease of the human nervous system.
The neurology faculty, encompassing both academic researchers and full-time clinicians, is notable for its depth and diversity. The training program takes a no-compromise approach to both clinical practice and research. The program benefits from the availability of an internationally renowned community of neuroscientists at Washington University as well as from a long tradition of close ties with clinical colleagues in neurosurgery. Rotation through a combined Neurology-Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit provides experience with the latest in acute care techniques. The program incorporates substantial elective time to allow trainees to pursue special areas of laboratory or clinical interest.
At present, there are 36 neurology residency training positions (9 per year). The adult neurology training program includes both inpatient and outpatient experiences, and takes place at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and St. Louis ConnectCare Medical Center. Alumni of the training program comprise many members of the present department and prominent neurologists in many academic and clinical institutions across the country and abroad.
Furthermore, numerous fellowship opportunities are available for those wishing to pursue advanced specialty training after residency completion.
2011-2012 Adult, Pediatric and Rehabilitation Neurology Graduated Residents pictured with Joy Snider, MD, PhD, Adult Residency Director, Bradley Schlaggar, MD, PhD, Pediatric Neurology Residency Director, Oksana Volshteyn, MD, Rehabilitation Residency Director and Chairman of Neurology David Holtzman, MD
Adult Neurology Residency Contact Information
Adult Neurology Residency Program Director:
Adult Neurology Residency Program Coordinator:
(314) 362-3296 - Phone
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