Residency Program Information

Residency Program Information

Residency background

The neurology residency training program is designed to train clinical neurologists who will provide comprehensive, evidence-based care for people with disorders of the nervous system. Neurology is undergoing major changes due to advances in technology, new medications and a focus on treatment paradigms based on prospective clinical trials. The neurology residency program provides three years of intensive training combining supervised clinical practice, research opportunities, medical center-wide lectures and conferences, and small group discussions. We regard our residents as colleagues in training, and strive to provide an exciting and collegial environment for mutual, life-long learning.

Clinical experience

The clinical experience consists of a mixture of inpatient and outpatient general and subspecialty neurology, neurodiagnostics, child neurology, neuropathology, neuroradiology and psychiatry. Residents assume increasing responsibility for supervised patient care as they gain confidence and experience.

Inpatient experience

Residents are exposed to both common and rare neurological disorders while providing inpatient admitting and consultative services at the University of Louisville Hospital, Jewish Hospital, and Norton Children's Hospital. Separate subspecialty inpatient experience is provided on the Epilepsy and Multidisciplinary Stroke services.

Outpatient experience

Residents are exposed to outpatient care for patients with neurological disorders in our general and subspecialty clinics at the University Hospital Ambulatory Care Building and our offices in the Novak Center for Children's Health. Subspecialty clinics provide comprehensive experience in epilepsy, stroke, behavioral neurology, neuromuscular disease, movement disorders, and neuroimmunology.

Elective opportunities

Elective experiences are available in clinical neurodiagnostics (EMG/NCS, EEG, evoked potentials), child neurology, epilepsy, behavioral neurology, neuro-ophthalmology, neuropathology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, psychiatry, and pain management. Within the confines of the requirements for board certification, residents are encouraged to tailor their elective experiences to suit their individual interests.

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Research opportunities

Faculty members in the Department of Neurology are involved in clinical and laboratory-based research in epilepsy, spinal cord injury, movement disorders, peripheral neuropathy, dystonia, stroke, dementia and multiple sclerosis. Residents are encouraged to participate in research activities, design their own projects and present the results of their work at national meetings.