The Neurology Residency Program at the University of Utah is a comprehensive three year program, fully accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), which provides each resident with thorough grounding in neurology as a clinical discipline. In 2011, our residency program (both adult and pediatric) successfully became re-accredited by the ACGME through the year 2016.
Both residents and faculty have been actively involved in developing a training program which allows the resident ample flexibility to pursue his or her emerging interests leading to clinical practice or an academic career. The program combines an outstanding balance of in-patient and out-patient activities, and instruction in both clinical neurology and its scientific basis.
The goals of our residency program are as follows:
- To train the resident to a high level of clinical competence in the diagnosis and management of neurological disease in ambulatory patients, in an office setting, and in the prompt, appropriate care of patients in the hospital.
- Introduction to the major diagnostic modalities employed in Neurology, including electromyography, electroencephalography, neuro-radiology, neuro-ophthalmology, and neuro-pathology.
- Thorough grounding in clinical and basic neuro-science, as preparation for continuing growth as a neurologist throughout one's career.
The program emphasizes clinical excellence on the part of both residents and faculty. Strengths of the program include a large, extremely diverse patient population, individualized instruction in both general neurology and subspecialty disciplines, ample opportunities for exposure to clinical or basic research, and close working relations between faculty and residents.
Instruction is supplemented by faculty from other departments, including neuro-surgery, neuro-pathology, and neuro-radiology.